Federal judge declares mistrial in Menendez’s corruption case

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A federal judge in New Jersey today declared a mistrial in the corruption case of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., after the jury indicated it was deadlocked on all counts.

“We have each tried to look at this case from different viewpoints, but still feel strongly in our positions, nor are we willing to move away from our strong convictions,” jurors told U.S. District Judge William Walls when he polled them in his chambers.

The judge had earlier indicated he would not seek a partial verdict.

Speaking to reporters outside the courthouse in Newark, Menendez held back tears as he thanked his family, his defense teams and his congressional colleagues for their support.

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