Businessman Pleads Guilty Will Testify In Corruption Case

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Another day, another prominent Democrat caught up in a corruption scandal. This time, it’s none other than Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Just when you think the swamp couldn’t get any murkier, we have a businessman pleading guilty to seven corruption charges and agreeing to testify against Menendez.

The former head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who loves to tout his supposed integrity, is now facing serious charges for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

But it gets even worse. The businessman, Jose Uribe, admitted to giving Menendez’s wife a Mercedes-Benz in exchange for the senator using his “power and influence” to stop investigations into one of Uribe’s associates.

According to the Dailywire,

Jose Uribe, 56, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, honest services wire fraud, obstruction of justice and tax evasion. Uribe admitted to giving Menendez’s wife, Nadine, a Mercedes-Benz with the expectation the Democrat senator would use “his power and influence as a United States senator to get a favorable outcome and to stop all investigations related to one of my associates.”

And let’s not forget about the gold bars and cash found throughout Menendez’s home that can apparently be traced back to the businessmen he allegedly worked with. It seems like Menendez took the phrase “Make it rain” a little too literally.

But bribery wasn’t the only way these businessmen allegedly tried to buy Menendez’s loyalty. He is also accused of ghostwriting a letter to other senators supporting the end of a hold on $300 million in military aid to Egypt at the behest of the same businessmen.

The trial for Menendez and his co-defendants is set to begin in May, but it’s pretty clear they are in hot water. It’s incredibly concerning that a senator, who is supposed to represent the best interests of the people, would sell out his position for personal gain. Corruption at its finest, folks.