Menendez formally seeks mistrial in bribery case

Source: Politico

“Lawyers for Sen. Bob Menendez — on trial in federal court for bribery and other corruption charges — formally declared in a new court filing Sunday that they will seek a mistrial, declaring the judge overseeing the case is biased and has prevented the New Jersey Democrat from presenting his case. Menendez and his co-defendant, Dr. Salomon Melgen, were charged in April 2015 with bribery following a lengthy FBI probe. Menendez is alleged to have accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper gifts and campaign contributions as bribes in exchange for using his office to help Melgen, a close friend and donor.” (10/29/17)