Pro-Armenian US senator charged with new indictment

Bob Menendez, U.S. Senator

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# 06 March 2024 10:44 (UTC +04:00)

Pro-Armenian US Senator Menendez charged with obstruction of justice in new indictment, APA reports citing Reuters.

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and his wife were charged with obstruction of justice in a new, 18-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday, adding to corruption charges the New Jersey Democrat already faces.

Menendez has pleaded not guilty to earlier charges of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen to impede law enforcement probes they faced, and illegally acting as an agent of the Egyptian government. A trial is scheduled for May 6 in Manhattan federal court.