U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has been indicted on federal corruption charges, read the 68-page indictment here.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The indictment comes nearly a month after CNN reported that the U.S. Department of Justice was preparing criminal charges over his relationship with Melgen.
In 2010, Melgen paid for three flights for Menendez to visit the Dominican Republic, which he later reimbursed his friend for with about $58,000 out of his pocket.
Melgen’s office was raided by the FBI in October 2013, following allegations that Menendez had sexual relations with prostitutes at Melgen’s Dominican Republic mansion in late 2012, per CNN.
Menendez has reiterated again today what he has said for weeks: that he has not committed any crime and Melgen is a friend.