Senator Menendez Says He Can Explain Gold Bars, Cash Seized by FBI (Bloomberg)

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    Senator Menendez Says He Can Explain Gold Bars, Cash Seized by FBI – By David Voreacos (Bloomberg) / Jan 10, 2024

    (Bloomberg) — US Senator Bob Menendez says he has an innocent explanation for the 13 gold bars and nearly $500,000 in cash that FBI agents seized from his house.

    Lawyers for the New Jersey Democrat on Wednesday sought to have the bribery case against him thrown out, saying the cash reflected “decades of documented withdrawals by the senator from his own bank account.” They said in a court filing that the gold bars would “be shown to be entirely unrelated to any actions” by Menendez but didn’t elaborate.

    The filing in Manhattan federal court followed a 19-minute speech that Menendez, 70, gave Tuesday on the floor of the Senate, proclaiming his innocence and decrying prosecutors.

    “There is no evidence of the giving or receiving of cash and gold bars,” he said in a chamber where he’s lost the support of a majority of Democrats. “There will be at trial a full explanation of what is the truth about those issues, a truth that proves I am entirely innocent of the charges.”

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