New Jersey Businessman Pleads Guilty in Bribery Case Involving Senator Menendez

After agreeing to cooperate with authorities, a businessman from New Jersey entered a guilty plea on Friday for attempting to bribe Senator Bob Menendez. Jose Uribe pleaded a plea to seven offenses in Manhattan federal court, which included tax evasion, honest services wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to conduct bribery.

According to the AP, prosecutors claim he handed a Mercedes-Benz to Menendez's spouse. Uribe has volunteered to cooperate and testify against the other defendants in order to receive mercy, but a plea bargain states that he might spend up to 95 years in jail.

In the corruption case against the New Jersey Democrat and his spouse, Nadine, Uribe was one of three businesspeople indicted. According to the authorities, Menendez and his spouse took gifts of cash, gold bars, and the opulent vehicle in return for the senator's assistance and sway over international matters.

The accused have entered a not guilty plea. Uribe was accused of giving Menendez's spouse a Mercedes-Benz convertible after the senator's phone call to a government representative on another matter with one of Uribe's associates. May will see the trial of the senator, his spouse, and two other businesspeople.

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