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Jury Picked for Corruption Trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez

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    Menendez Corruption Trial Starts With Jury Selection

    The corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez began Tuesday as attorneys gathered to pick a jury. The stakes are high for the senior senator of New Jersey. Brian Thompson reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017)

    Attorneys have selected a jury for the upcoming corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. 

    The panel of six men and six women plus four alternates was selected Wednesday afternoon, a day after the questioning began. 

    Menendez and a wealthy campaign donor are charged with a bribery scheme involving gifts and donations in return for political influence.

    The donor, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, is on trial with Menendez.

    Jury Selection to Get Underway in Menendez Trial

    [NY] Jury Selection to Get Underway in Menendez Trial

    A pool of prospective jurors will assemble for questioning starting Tuesday that will lead to 12 jurors and four alternates for a trial scheduled to begin Sept. 6. Tracie Strahan reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017)

    Opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 6. The trial is expected to last about two months.

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