A U.S senator, Bob Menendez, has been charged with bribery and corruption-related offenses, along with his wife and some of his business associates.
Asid the senator, his wife Nadine Arslanian Menendez and business contacts Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes.
Menendez and his wife are accused of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” in exchange for the senator’s influence.
Prosecutors allege the bribes included gold, cash, home mortgage payments, compensation for a “low-or-no-show job” and a luxury vehicle.
The investigation into Bob Menenedez led to a search of his home which uncovered nearly $500,000 in cash, including in envelopes inside jackets emblazoned with Menendez’s name, according to CNN.
Federal investigators who searched Menendez’s home also found a “luxury vehicle paid for by [Jose] Uribe parked in the garage,” as well as home furnishings from other business contacts and gold bars.
The case has drawn comparisons to Ghana’s very own Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah, who is also facing charges after millions of dollars in cash was found at her residence.
Reacting to Menendez’s indictment, one social media user wondered if he would use some of the excuses Dapaah has been giving for the cash found at her home.
“Couldn’t it be a gift from his late sister’s grandmother?.. or funeral donations” X User Akromah wrote.
Check out his post below…