An indictment was prepared against US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and New Jersey’s Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who is also known for his anti-Turkey sentiment, on charges of bribery. Until the judicial process is completed, Menendez temporarily resigned from his position as Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
An indictment was prepared against US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and New Jersey’s Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who is known for his anti-Turkey views, and his wife Nadine Menendez, on charges of bribery. In the indictment, it was stated that Menendez “used his political influence to enrich several businessmen from New Jersey and the Egyptian government” and received cash, gold bullion, work compensation, a luxury vehicle and many valuable items as bribes. Menendez, who was accused of putting pressure on an official in the Ministry of Agriculture in order to protect Egyptian-born American businessman Wael Hanna and the Egyptian government, was also alleged to have intervened in an investigation into New Jersey businessman Jose Uribe.
MONEY WAS FOUND IN THE HOUSE
The indictment, which details how the money hidden in the Menendez couple’s house was discovered during the raid in June 2022, states: “More than 480 thousand dollars in cash, most of which was stuffed in envelopes at home, hidden in clothes, cabinets and safes, and more than 70 thousand dollars in cash in Nadine Menendez’s safe deposit box.” “found” expressions were used.
HE RELEASED HIS OFFICE
Making a statement following the developments, US Senate Majority Leader Democrat Chuck Schumer announced that Menendez temporarily resigned from his position as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.