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Democratic Sen Bob Menendez’s wife enters plea in bribery case as questions swirl

Sen. Bob Menendez’s wife and three other alleged co-conspirators accused in a complex bribery scheme with the New Jersey Democrat pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday.

Nadine Menendez, along with Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes, pleaded not guilty in a federal courtroom in New York, NorthJersey.com reported. 

It was the second time the co-defendants appeared in court after prosecutors filed a superseding indictment last week that charged Sen. Menendez, D-N.J.; his wife; and Hana, a New Jersey businessman from Egypt, with conspiracy for a public official to act as an agent of a foreign principal. 

“Piling new charge upon new charge does not make the allegations true. The facts haven’t changed, only a new charge. It is an attempt to wear someone down, and I will not succumb to this tactic. I again ask people who know me and my record to give me the chance to present my defense and show my innocence,” Menendez said.

Fox News’ Jamie Joseph contributed to this report. 

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