Fresh from a hung jury in his corruption trial and the prospect of a conviction remote after the Supreme’s call on political corruption definitions ….It looks like the Jersey Senator is home free….The report is the jury was 10-2 for acquittal …..
The Republicans will now take a crack at him from within the Senate…Lindsey graham was a character witness for the guy during his trial…
After a nine-week trial, and nearly two weeks of jury deliberations, U.S. District Judge William Walls declared a mistrial, a huge legal victory for Menendez.
One juror told reporters afterward that there was a 10-2 split in favor of acquittal, saying prosecutors had “no smoking gun” for proving bribery between Menendez and Melgen.
Menendez, though, admitted in 2013 that he had taken flights on Melgen’s jet and failed to declare them, a potential violation of Senate ethics rules. Menendez later repaid Melgen $58,000 once the flights were reported by the media….
Last Senator to have his job taken away was almost a 100 years ago…Share on Facebook