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Sen. Robert Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption and bribery charges
Sen. Robert Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption and bribery charges

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez pleaded not guilty to corruption and bribery charges in Newark, N.J., on Thursday, once again dismissing the long-expected accusations as little more than political gamesmanship. Menendez and Salomon Melgen, 61, entered not guilty pleas one day after they were indicted on charges of conspiracy, bribery and fraud. The longtime New Jersey senator's relationship with Melgen, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist, has been under scrutiny for years.  In a 95-page indictment unsealed Wednesday, federal prosecutors claimed Menendez accepted nearly $1 million in gifts, expensive vacations and campaign contributions from Melgen, and in return, used his...

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