Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided insight on U.S. Senator Robert Menendez's request to move his trial from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. In April 2015, Senator Menendez was indicted by a federal grand jury in New Jersey on corruption charges related to his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen; the indictment alleges that the Senator used his office to further the business interests of the doctor and accepted bribes in return for favors. In the article, Eli suggests that the request to move the trial outside of New Jersey could indicate the Senator's desire to have a more disinterested jury pool. "In New Jersey, the government would have a pool of Menendez constituents and the chance to underscore that he allegedly committed conspiracy, bribery and honest services fraud while serving as their representative," said Eli.
The full article, "Menendez Play For DC Trial Could Yield Friendlier Jury," was published by Law360 on May 27 and is available online.