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The trial of Senator Bob Menendez has been delayed. Here’s when it will start.

Senator Bob Menendez’s trial delayed by a week

Senator Bob Menendez’s trial delayed by a week


NEW YORK – A judge granted a one-week delay trial of New Jersey senator Bob Menendez Friday, but the senator was not physically present in court. He joined the proceedings by telephone.

Defendants Fred Dabies and Wael Hana, two New Jersey businessmen, appeared in court. Their trial will advance at the same time as that of the senator, now set for May 13.

Menendez’s wife, Nadine, was notably absent. The judge granted a postponement of his trial after lawyers revealed she suffers from an unspecified health problem. His trial is now expected to take place in July.

All four have pleaded not guilty.

José Uribe, another businessman, pleaded guilty and said he would testify against the other defendants.

What Menendez is accused of

Menendez and his wife are accused of accept bribes from the three businessmen, including gold ingots and a convertible Mercedes, in exchange for political favors.

The indictment accuses Menendez and his wife Nadine of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to help the three businessmen. conspire to act as a foreign agent for Egypt. Menendez was also accused of obstructing corruption investigation.

Menendez’s defensive strategy

Newly unsealed court documents indicate senator can testify that his wife “hid information” from him in some communications, “or led him to believe that nothing illegal was happening.”

“We look forward to the trial. I’m happy that we’re moving forward as soon as possible, and we’re completely confident that we will prove his innocence quite easily,” attorney Lawrence Lustberg said.

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