Taste for 'good life' could bring down Menendez | Opinion

Do you remember the summer of 2002? If you do, it may be easy to conclude that history does repeat itself. 

During that summer, then-U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli, a New Jersey Democrat, was “severely admonished” by the Senate Ethics Committee. The committee found he had violated Senate rules by accepting and failing to disclose expensive gifts including, but not limited to “a grandfather clock, Italian suits, and a Rolex watch” he received from campaign contributor David Chang. 

Although Torricelli was never charged with any crime, the committee stated that he had used “poor judgement” by accepting the gifts and using the influence of …read more

Source: NJ.com Cumberland

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