Since there has not been an update on this case since September 6. I thought I'd update the forum. Right now the jury is deadlocked and was told to go home and then reconvene to deliberate again. Some history of the charges.
The jury is considering a total of 18 counts — both men are charged with conspiracy, violating the Travel Act, three counts of honest services fraud and six counts of bribery. Menendez also is charged with making false statements by omitting Melgen's gifts from his Senate disclosure forms.
Prosecutors contend Melgen made Menendez his "personal senator," available during a seven-year period as needed, such as when Melgen was embroiled in an $8.9 million Medicare billing dispute.
So I have some simple questions.
1. Do the guys on here that felt Christie directed the bridge closing and claimed "you know he knew" feel the same way about Menendez and that he did the crime upon reviewing the evidence?
2. Is it possible to have a "fair and impartial" jury considering the comments made by the excused juror last week?
3. Is this trial being obsessively covered like the bridgegate trial was by the NY NJ media outlets?
Yes/no to questions and why.