A Justice Department spokesman says Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey was indicted on Wednesday on corruption charges. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS**DIGITAL USE ONLY, NO BROADCAST USE WORLDWIDE, NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS.**~ Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey is indicted Wednesday on corruption charges, according to the Justice Department. The 61-year old was indicted in New Jersey on one count of conspiracy, one count of violating the travel act, seven counts of bribery and three counts of honest services fraud. The senator was also charged with one count of making false statements. The Justice Department says Menendez allegedly accepted gifts from a Florida doctor in exchange for using his Senate office to benefit him. Menendez, the former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has denied any wrongdoing.