Bob Menendez

United States Senator

Menendez’s lawyers ask judge to throw out corruption indictment

By HERB JACKSON, NorthJersey.com

Lawyers for Sen. Bob Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen urged a judge to set aside their corruption indictments on Monday, arguing improper conduct by prosecutors and FBI agents led to violations of both the Constitution and Supreme Court precedents.

In a series of 15 motions covering more than 400 pages, they argued Menendez was immune from investigation for his official actions and that campaign contributions branded as bribes were really protected free speech.

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