A federal appeals court said that issue should be argued in front of a jury. The New Jersey Democrat is also accused of advocating for Melgen's financial interests in a contract dispute between a private company and the Dominican Republic and in a Medicare billing dispute at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Menendez and Melgen have pleaded not guilty, and the senator called the case an attempt to prosecute over the men's 20-year friendship. Melgen's Medicare fraud trial is now underway in Florida.
In its ruling a year ago, the appellate court said the question of whether Menendez deserved constitutional immunity turned on whether five specific actions for Melgen were "inherently legislative", as the senator claimed. Bob Menendez's request to review his federal corruption case, clearing the way for his trial to move forward in September.
The justices left in place a lower court's refusal to dismiss a corruption indictment against Mendendez, who had argued that a provision in the U.S. Constitution shielded him from prosecution.
Menendez faces charges that he accepted bribes worth nearly a million dollars and that he used his office to help his friend, Florida doctor Salomon Melgen. The underlying case is U.S. v. Menendez, 15-cr-00155, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (Newark).
European leaders have stepped up their rhetoric over the past week as the start of negotiations draws nearer. We don't know if Britain could change its mind, withdraw its Article 50 notification and stay after all.
In 2016, Mayim Bialik won a Critics' Choice Television Award for "Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series". Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon , has won the Emmy for outstanding comedy actor four times.
They had yet seen his play before, let alone heard his name. "We knew what we were doing, switching everything and playing high". Two turnovers in two minutes midway through the half by guard Daishon Smith hurt, although only one led to a basket.
Not so long ago, we made a declaration: Chrissy Teigen is the Best Person Alive and She Has the Best Dogs Alive and That's That. The famous duo took to Instagram and Snapchat to post several photos and videos of their lavish stay.
He spent the first three-plus years of his career with the Chiefs before being traded to the Packers last year. He returned two for touchdowns in his Chiefs career, including a 108-yard return during his rookie season.
With the recent launch of P10 lite in United Kingdom , company aims to bring the popular P line up to the budget segment. The device will be offered in Midnight Black and Platinum Gold options with ceramic sandblasted finish on the back.
Arsene Wenger is expected to tell Arsenal he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season, according to The Telegraph . A plane was flown over the stadium that read: "No contract #Wenger Out". "I've done the top four twenty times, it is not that".
The legislation would replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare , introduced by the former president in 2010. Another potential change to the health care bill would allow states to gain Medicaid funding in the form of a block grant.
Beijing Park rolls out toilet tissue security
Exhausted of dealing with locals' shit, face recognition systems have been installed at three restrooms inside the park. Machines at the Temple of Heaven park scan visitors' faces before dispensing a fixed length strip of paper.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing
A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Blumenthal will be questioning Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing this week. Dianne Feinstein said of Gorsuch, is "whether he will protect the legal and constitutional rights of all Americans".
New leak reveals Samsung Galaxy S8 colors and Europe price
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive with headphones of the brand, but by its appearance is not easy to know how they will sound. Samsung was scheduled to launch its highly anticipated Galaxy S8 smartphone flagship during the Mobile World Congress.
Equities slip on negative global cues, profit booking
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 33.20 points or 0.36 per cent to 9,126.85 points. In the broader markets, BSE Midcap index slipped 0.1 per cent but Smallcap index rose 0.1 per cent.
New Survey Shows Young Adults Dissatisfied with President Trump
The survey also asked young Americans if they believe the country is headed "off on the wrong track" or "in the right direction". Only 28 percent of whites approve of Vice President Pence however as opposed to 29 percent who approve of President Trump.