According to a note penned today, the jurors said they were unable to return a unanimous verdict on any of the 18 counts and unwilling "to move away from our strong convictions". They said Thursday they reviewed the evidence "slowly and thoroughly and in great detail" but remained deadlocked.
The trial is in its 11th week.
Melgen flew Menendez around on his private jet, paid for the senator to travel to Paris and the Dominican Republic, and gave handsome political contributions to groups that benefited Menendez. "They are just trying to throw a good man under the bus".
Federal prosecutors no doubt are smarting at the outcome of the Menendez trial, and must now look long and hard at whether to pursue a second trial.
It's possible that the government could put Menendez on trial again, but we'll revisit that aspect at a separate juncture.
Though we don't yet have a full sense of the deliberations, the New Jersey lawmaker likely benefited from the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously agreeing past year to make it more hard to convict politicians on corruption charges in U.S. v. McDonnell. Prosecutors can still decide to re-try him. He says too many people tried to convict him without his day in court.
Menendez served in the House from 1993 until he was appointed to fill a Senate vacancy in 2006.
After nine weeks of testimony and nearly two weeks of deliberations, the jury in the Bob Menendez trial could not reach a verdict on even one of the 18 counts against the New Jersey senator.
The jury first told him on Monday they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on any of the 18 counts in the indictment against Menendez and a wealthy friend.
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The trial ended about an hour after the jury sent a note telling the judge of the deadlock.
During the trial, defense attorneys sought to show jurors that the two men are longtime pals who exchanged gifts out of friendship.
Deliberations began November 6.
With the jury hung, Judge William Walls declared a mistrial, which throughout deliberations he was strongly opposed to.
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The long-awaited verdict for Democratic Sen. An attorney for co-defendant Salomon Melgen is asking Walls to poll the jury individually to confirm they are deadlocked.
The bribery trial of New Jersey Sen. Some Republicans had hoped for Menendez's conviction and resignation by mid-January, which would have given outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, the chance to pick his replacement.
The New Jersey Democrat is charged with accepting gifts from Melgen in exchange for using his political influence.
Jurors also failed to reach the unanimous conclusion that Menendez had "knowingly and willfully" falsified his annual disclosure forms in an attempt to hide the gifts from Melgen, an allegation in the last count of the indictment against the men.