Jury Seated For Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial In NJ

Law360, Newark (August 23, 2017, 8:32 PM EDT) — A final panel of 16 jurors was selected Wednesday to hear the New Jersey federal court corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, setting the stage for a legal battle over whether the Democratic official accepted bribes from the doctor in exchange for political favors.

After about four hours of jury selection Tuesday and roughly three hours Wednesday, a prosecutor and a defense attorney each told U.S. District Judge William H. Walls that they were satisfied with the composition of the panel….

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