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Delay in Sen. Bob Menendez’s Bribery Trial: What You Need to Know

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Washington DC, in a recent development, the start of the bribery trial involving New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has been postponed by a week, shifting from May 6 to May 13. The decision came after attorneys on both sides agreed that the additional time would facilitate trial preparation efforts.

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Judge’s Decision in Menendez Case Could Legalize Bribery

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October 16,2017

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Ridgewood NJ,  Federal prosecutors argue that if the Menendez case gets tossed it would legalize bribery of public officials. Faced with the grim prospect that a federal court judge may throw out some of the charges against Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez based on his reading of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, federal prosecutors warned over the weekend that such a move would not only harm their case against Menendez but also “jettison the vast majority of bribery prosecutions” and “broadly legalize pay-to-play politics.”

Federal prosecutors raised those concerns after U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls suggested that the overturning of the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell last year, the high court also invalidated the “stream of benefits” theory of bribery that prosecutors have used to build cases against Democrat Menendez and other public officials.

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Medicare fraud trial set for doctor tied to Menendez

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TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press9:23 a.m. ET March 6, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Many of the Medicare fraud charges against prominent Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen are complicated, but one is simple — federal prosecutors say he claimed reimbursement for treating both eyes of patients who have one prosthetic.

Melgen is scheduled to go on trial Monday in West Palm Beach, facing 76 counts charging him with stealing up to $190 million from Medicare between 2004 and 2013. Prosecutors say he prescribed unneeded treatments, filed claims for procedures he never performed and charged for medicine he never purchased. If convicted, the 62-year-old doctor faces up to 610 years in prison. He is free on $18 million bond. He faces a bribery trial this fall in New Jersey with Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/nation/2017/03/06/medicare-fraud-trial-set-doctor-tied-menendez/98798844/?utm_campaign=new-jersey-politics&utm_content=2017-07-03-9063084&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=New%20Jersey%20Politics

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Bribery trial for ex-Bergen County Democratic chairman Ferriero delayed

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Bribery trial for ex-Bergen County Democratic chairman Ferriero delayed

JANUARY 29, 2015, 5:50 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015, 6:44 PM
BY JOHN C. ENSSLIN
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

The federal trial of former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph A. Ferriero on kickback, bribery and racketeering charges has been delayed until Feb. 10.

Ferriero is accused of using his position and influence as party leader to extort $1.7 million from the previous developer of a Meadowlands retail/entertainment project formerly known as Xanadu.

https://www.northjersey.com/news/bribery-trial-for-ex-bergen-county-democratic-chairman-ferriero-delayed-1.1261227