Disgraced Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, has entered a not-guilty plea on bribery allegations against him.
He was federally indicted on three counts on Sept. 22.
Reuters reported the details of the case:
Wang said Menendez could be released on a $100,000 personal recognizance bond. The senator will be required to surrender his personal passport, but may retain his official passport and travel abroad on official business.
Wang is Ona T. Wang, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Menendez, predictably and laughably, called the accusations "baseless." He said:
For 30 years, I have withdrawn thousands of dollars in cash from my personal savings account, which I have kept for emergencies and because of the history of my family facing confiscation in Cuba. Now, this may seem old-fashioned, but these were monies drawn from my personal savings account, based on the income that I have lawfully derived over those 30 years.
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