U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) strolls to the Senate flooring for a procedural vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2023.
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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has actually tapped Abbe Lowell, the very same lawyer protecting Hunter Biden versus his tax and gun charges, to represent him in his federal bribery case, a representative for the district attorneys stated.
In addition to representing President Joe Biden’s kid, Lowell has a storied performance history with prominent lawsuits, consisting of Menendez’s previous corruption charges.
The Democratic senator likewise employed Lowell when he was charged in 2015 for supposedly accepting unlawful presents from a Florida eye doctor. That case was ultimately dropped due to a deadlocked jury.
Lowell was the lawyer who in 2022 got Matthew Grimes, a staff member of previous President Donald Trump’s long time fan Tom Barrack, acquitted. Grimes, Barrack and others had actually been charged with privately functioning as foreign representatives for the United Arab Emirates.
Lowell has actually likewise represented Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and previous consultant. During Trump’s presidency, he assisted Kushner get main approval for long-term White House security clearance.
Lowell’s employing by Menendez was initially reported by Law360.
Abbe Lowell shows up for the funeral service of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at the Washington National Cathedral on September 1, 2018.
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Both Lowell and Sen. Menendez did not right away react to an ask for remark.
Menendez and his better half, Nadine, were prosecuted on Friday in Manhattan federal court for supposedly utilizing his political impact to help the Egyptian federal government in exchange for numerous countless dollars in unlawful presents.
The senator and his better half are dealing with 3 counts: Conspiracy to dedicate bribery, conspiracy to dedicate truthful services scams, and conspiracy to dedicate extortion under color of main right. Three New Jersey business owners supposedly associated with the bribery deals have actually likewise been charged with the very first 2 counts.
The senator, his better half and their co-defendants are arranged to appear in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday early morning.