Battle-Scarred DOJ Unit Faces New Test In Menendez Case

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 7:12 PM EDT) -- For the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, convicting Sen. Robert Menendez of bribery would go a long way toward rehabilitating its public image following the botched Ted Stevens case. But first, prosecutors must overcome a tough legal hurdle: proving that the New Jersey Democrat's relationship with a wealthy Florida doctor crossed the line from friendship into quid pro quo corruption.

Menendez pled not guilty Thursday to a sweeping 14-count indictment accusing him of accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from Salomon...
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