A jury will hear corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez after all, leaving intact federal prosecutors’ case against the New Jersey Democrat.
U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls said the evidence the Justice Department presented in federal court in Newark, N.J., appeared to meet the legal test for proving bribery under federal law, NBC News reported.
Prosecutors rested their case last week. Defense lawyers will now begin presenting their case.
“The jury will decide what happened,” Walls said.
Read more at Roll Call.