Inside the indictment of a U.S. senator: Jury selection starts in Menendez case

By Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for

Jury selection starts this week for Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who faces trial on federal bribery and corruption charges. (Andrew Miller | For NJ Advance Media)

NEWARK—More than two years after he was indicted on a litany of bribery and corruption charges, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is finally about to go on trial in a case that could end his political career and dramatically change the dynamics of the Senate.

The New Jersey Democrat is accused of accepting lavish personal gifts, expensive meals and golf outings from Dr. Salomon Melgen—as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations—in exchange for using the power of his office to lobby for his wealthy benefactor’s extensive financial and personal interests in Washington.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.