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Menendez: The money found in the house was from savings, not bribes

Menendez: The money found in the house was from savings, not bribes

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez says he will plead not guilty in a federal bribery case and will continue to be "New Jersey's senior senator."

Senator Menendez said Monday that the money found in his home was from his personal savings and not bribery sources. An indictment against him alleges that Mr. Menendez received cash, large amounts of gold and a luxury car in exchange for using his position to influence various political issues.

Democratic Party support for Mr. Menendez in the state where he has been a senator for nearly five decades has plummeted. Senator Menendez has denied the allegations and has vowed to fight the indictment, which alleges he illegally profited by using his position to influence criminal investigations against his associates and acting on behalf of Egypt.

Senator Menendez could face years in prison if convicted

While the senator himself strongly denies the charges, experts say that the charges are serious and testify to the functioning of a strong judicial system in the United States. Meanwhile, in the state of the senator, in New Jersey, residents are not surprised.

New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez faces a series of federal charges, including that he took bribes to use his influence to benefit three businessmen and the government of Egypt, and helped settle the legal problems of his wife's associates. his./ VOA

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