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Prosecution Rests in Sixth Week of Menendez Corruption Trial

Defense calls for dismissal of all charges against senator and his co-defendant

After six weeks and more than 30 witnesses, the prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

At that point the defense motioned for a dismissal of all the charges against Menendez and co-defendant, Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor.

That wasn’t the only drama in the courtroom yesterday.

The defense, in a fourth day of cross examination of FBI Agent Alan Mohl, tried repeatedly to get him to interpret the meaning behind certain emails and memos pertaining to Melgen’s use of the drug Lucentis.

Judge William Walls interrupted the defense a dozen times, excusing the jury repeatedly and admonishing the defense to ask appropriate questions.

“This is not a fact witness,” he said, referring to Mohl. “His job is to give us a chronology.”

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