“Judge tosses 7 of 18 counts against Menendez and Melgen”

Politico:

A federal judge has acquitted Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen on seven of the 18 counts they were tried on last year, just days after the Justice Department announced its intent to try the duo again after the jury deadlocked in the first trial.

U.S. District Court Judge William Walls, who came under criticism from Menendez also announced he will not preside over the retrial. The case has not been assigned to another judge yet, nor has a trial date been set.

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