Gov't Witness Spars With Prosecutor At Menendez Trial

Law360, Newark (September 12, 2017, 9:51 PM EDT) -- A government witness said Tuesday that she did not know why she was testifying at the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and a Florida ophthalmologist, saying the two men were friends and sparring with a prosecutor over her claim that the doctor referred to the senator as a “brother.”

Svitlana Buchyk and another woman, whom prosecutors have identified as having been girlfriends of the physician, testified about Menendez helping them to secure tourist visas — assistance that the government has asserted was part of...
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