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The Justice Department moved on Wednesday to dismiss charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) after a federal judge tossed out several charges against the lawmaker last week.
"In light of the Court’s January 24, 2018 Opinion and Order and pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a), the United States of America moves to dismiss the Superseding Indictment," Annalou Tirol, the acting head of the Justice Department's public integrity division, wrote in a motion to dismiss the indictment.
The filing signaled that federal prosecutors had ultimately decided to give up their case against Menendez less than two weeks after they indicated in a court filing that they intended to put the lawmaker back on trial.
“Given the impact of the Court’s Jan. 24 Order on the charges and the evidence admissible in a retrial, the United States has determined that it will not retry the defendants on the remaining charges,” Nicole Navas Oxma, a spokesperson for the Justice Department, said in a statement.
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Source: The Hill