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The Justice Department is preparing to file federal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), according to reports by The New York Times and CNN. Menendez allegedly used his office to provide political favors for a Democratic donor in exchange for gifts.

According to CNN, Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on the charges, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

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