Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted on Gifts of Gold Bars, Car
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has been indicted on federal corruption charges.
Menendez is accused of using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend and donor.
In exchange, Menendez allegedly received gifts, including expensive vacations and campaign donations.
The indictment also alleges that Menendez accepted gifts of gold bars and a luxury car.
Menendez has denied any wrongdoing and plans to fight the charges.
If convicted, Menendez could face up to 20 years in prison.
The charges could have significant political implications, as Menendez is a high-ranking Democrat in the Senate.
The indictment comes after a two-year investigation by the Justice Department.