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Re: Sen. Bob Menendez facing even more allegations in new superseding indictment

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Jan 3, 2024, 2:15:03 AMJan 3
On 02 Jan 2024, Bill Cranston <> posted some

> The corrupt Mexican is going down.

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., faces additional allegations of wrongdoing
contained in a superseding indictment returned Tuesday in New York.

The superseding indictment accuses Menendez, who has pleaded not guilty to
all prior counts, of making positive comments about Qatar in exchange for
items of value, including luxury wristwatches.

According to the new indictment, the luxury wristwatches Menendez was
allegedly offered were valued between $10,000 and $24,000.

"How about one of these," the indictment quoted co-defendant Fred Daibes
saying in a message he sent to Menendez along with photos of the watches.

Menendez and Daibes had attended an event in Manhattan hosted by the
Qatari government, prosecutors said.

Two days later on Sept. 29, 2021, Daibes sent Menendez a message about a
Senate resolution supportive of Qatar as the Qatari Investment Company
considered a real estate investment with Daibes.

By March 2022 the Qataris were offering Mendendez's wife, Nadine Menendez,
tickets to the Formula One Grand Prix in Florida, prosecutors said, and by
2023 the Qatari Investment Company completed a joint venture with Daibes
worth tens of millions of dollars.

According to the indictment, Menendez "continued to receive things of
value" from the Qataris.

Menendez, who has been charged with conspiring to act as an agent of Egypt
and other alleged offenses, is scheduled to stand trial in May. He had
sought a two-month delay to account for what his lawyers described as
voluminous evidence that required more time to examine.

The senator has said he will not step down from office and has strongly
denounced the charges.

The trial is set to begin May 6.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect Menendez faces new
allegations contained in a superseding indictment, but not new charges.
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