Menendez trial jury tells judge it’s deadlocked; talks to continue

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Jurors considering criminal corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Monday told the judge overseeing the case they were deadlocked and asked for help on what to do next. … U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls told them to go home for the day and return Tuesday to continue their talks. … Menendez stands accused of using his office to help co-defendant Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor and longtime friend, to secure visas for his foreign girlfriends and to intervene in a lucrative port security contract in the Dominican Republic and a multimillion-dollar Medicare dispute. In exchange, prosecutors argued in court, Menendez took bribes in the form of luxury vacations, free flights on Melgen’s private jets and $660,000 in political contributions.” (11/13/17)