The legal woes for Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) just got a little bit deeper.
On Thursday, it was announced that a grand jury has attached yet another indictment to the superseding indictment he is facing on bribery-related charges.
The new charge is one count of acting as a foreign agent.
Now, I have never hidden the fact that I think Menendez should have been behind bars a long time ago.
How he beat the first indictment that was brought against him and got re-elected in the middle of it, is beyond me.
This time, however, I think the gold bars, new car, and envelopes stuffed with cash are a bit too much for this snake to sliver away from again.
The charge for acting as a foreign agent makes sense when you consider he was lobbying for aid and serving as a fixer for his Egyptian buddies.
Menendez, his wife, Wael Hana, Jose Uribe, and Fred Daibes have all been indicted regarding the bribery charges.
The indictment stated, “Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value.”
It continued, “Over $480,000 in cash — much of it stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets, and a safe — was discovered in the home.”
Menendez blamed the cash and gold on his Cuban heritage, but few thought his little quip was funny.
Part of the indictment also outlines how Menendez wrote a ghost letter to encourage other Senators to back a massive $300 million military aid package for Egypt.
The whole scheme started not long after Menendez’s wife, then his girlfriend, hit and killed a man who was allegedly jaywalking across the street.
She was found not to be at fault, but she was never given a DUI test and an outside party showed up to grease the way with the local police.
Not long after that accident, Hana showed up with the keys to a new Mercedes to replace the one Menendez’s girlfriend, now wife, totaled in the accident.