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Sen. Bob Menendez's co-defendants, including his wife, plead not guilty to revised bribery charges
Four defendants in the criminal bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, including his wife, have pleaded not guilty in New York City to a revised indictment
NEW YORK (AP) — Four defendants in the criminal bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Wednesday in New York City to a revised indictment alleging that the senator, his wife and a third defendant conspired to use him as an agent of the Egyptian government.
The senator, who gave up his position as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after his arrest last month, was excused from the Manhattan federal court proceeding until Monday because of Senate business.
The defendants entering the pleas included his wife, Nadine Menendez, and a businessman, Wael Hana.
The senator, his wife and Hana were charged in the rewritten indictment last week with a new charge of conspiring to utilize the senator as an agent of the Egyptian government even though he was prohibited from acting as one as a member of Congress.