US SENATOR AND WIFE CHARGED FOR ACCEPTING BRIBES IN GOLD

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New Jersey's Democratic Senator, Robert Menendez, is facing indictment on charges of allegedly accepting substantial bribes, as reported by the Justice Department.

The prosecution claims that both Senator Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian, received bribes in the form of gold bars and envelopes of cash from businessmen in New Jersey. 

These funds were purportedly accepted to provide secret assistance to the Egyptian government, according to prosecutors. Senator Menendez and his wife strongly deny these allegations.

Both individuals are now confronted with three criminal charges: conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, and conspiracy to commit extortion under the color of official right.

This indictment follows a lengthy investigation by the Justice Department. Prosecutors contend that Mr. Menendez and Ms. Arslanian accepted bribes that included cash, gold, payments towards a home mortgage, and a luxury vehicle from three New Jersey men: Wael Hana, Jose Uribe, and Fred Daibes. 

In addition to their alleged involvement with the Egyptian government, the indictment suggests that they accepted these bribes to leverage Senator Menendez's influence to protect these three businessmen.

Senator Menendez, 69, held the position of Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and secured a third term in the Senate in 2018. 

The indictment points to his leadership role on the committee as a means by which he could exert influence in these matters.

Mrs. Menendez, in a statement from her legal team, vehemently denies any wrongdoing and pledges to defend herself in court. 

Senator Menendez similarly refutes the allegations, characterizing them as politically motivated.

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