Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced additional charges against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, alleging he engaged in a conspiracy to act as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government.
According to multiple published reports, the new charge was included in a revised indictment filed against the Democratic senator for New Jersey in federal court in Manhattan.
Last month, Menendez and his wife were charged in a federal corruption indictment alleging they accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from at least 2018 up until about 2022.
The indictment details the feds have seized $100,000 worth of gold bars and more than $480,000 in cash, mostly stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets and a safe at their home and bank.
Menendez and his wife, Nadine, were charged with three counts, including conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud and conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right.
His trial on corruption charges will begin in May.