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Judge Declares Mistrial In Sen. Bob Menendez's Corruption Case

Despite multiple tries to reach a verdict, jurors couldn't unanimously decide whether or not Menendez gave political favors in return for gifts.

Judge Declares Mistrial In Sen. Bob Menendez's Corruption Case
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The federal judge presiding over Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption case has declared a mistrial.

Despite multiple tries to reach a verdict, jurors couldn't unanimously decide whether or not Menendez gave political favors in return for lavish gifts.

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Prosecutors argued those political favors went to Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, who was already found guilty of health care-related fraud earlier this year.

Menendez is the first sitting senator to be charged with bribery since 1981.

The Justice Department will now decide if it wants to retry the case.