Prosecutors accuse Bob Menendez of putting power ‘up for sale’ in bribery trial

Prosecutors accuse Bob Menendez of putting power ‘up for sale’ in bribery trial


Federal prosecutors on Wednesday accused Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) of putting his power “up for sale” by procuring weapons and aid for Egypt, securing a Qatari investment for a New Jersey businessman, and making criminal charges disappear for another in exchange for cash, gold bars, and a Mercedes Benz. 

“You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours,” U.S. prosecutor Laura Pomerantz said during opening arguments in the senator’s high-profile bribery trial. She also accused Menendez of putting “greed first.” 

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) leaves Manhattan federal court after the second day of jury selection in his trial, Tuesday, May, 14, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah)

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Pomerantz laid out the government’s case against the three-term senator, describing a complex yearslong scheme that she claimed led to Menendez betraying

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