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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and his wife have been indicted on bribery charges. 

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This comes nearly six years after a previous case against Menendez ended without a verdict. 

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The new charges are unrelated to the earlier allegations. 

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Menendez is a 69-year-old Democrat from New Jersey. 

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The Senate Historical Office notes that he's the first sitting senator in U.S. history to face two unrelated criminal indictments. 

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The earlier charges accused him of accepting lavish gifts to influence government officials on behalf of a Florida doctor. 

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The latest investigation looked into a New Jersey businessman connected to Menendez's wife. 

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It also examined the Menendez family's interactions with a New Jersey developer. 

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Menendez is up for re-election next year as he seeks to extend his three-decade career in Washington. 

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These developments have significant implications, given the Democrats' narrow majority in the Senate. 

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