Friday, April 17, 2015

Indicted senator's legal defense fund took money from a developer jailed for kickbacks

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey)

  • Apr. 17, 2015, 9:43 AM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks.

Menendez's fund also received $10,000 from the wife of the developer, Joseph Barry, and another $130,000 from executives of the development firm founded by Barry's two sons, and their families, according to a review by The Associated Press of financial disclosure forms filed with the IRS and Senate.


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