Lawyers want to ask potential Menendez trial jurors if they voted for him

NEWARK — Lawyers are arguing over whether prospective jurors in the corruption trial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez can be asked if they voted for him and what they feel about his stance on issues like the Iran nuclear deal.

Attorneys argued in court Friday about the juror questionnaire. Menendez didn’t attend.

He is scheduled to go on trial Sept. 6.

Menendez, a Democrat, was charged in 2015 with fraud, bribery and conspiracy.

Prosecutors say he took official action on behalf of Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, who had given him gifts and campaign donations including a Paris vacation.

Menendez has …read more

Source: Essex

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