The indictment alleges that Menendez and his wife, Nadine, accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for using the senator’s power and influence to benefit the government of Egypt and other individuals.
The bribes are alleged to have included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value.
Menendez also allegedly used his position to provide sensitive information to the government of Egypt.
The indictment comes about six years after Menendez was tried on unrelated corruption charges, which ended in a mistrial.
Menendez has denied the charges, calling them “false accusations” and part of an “active political smear campaign.”
He also accused prosecutors of “misrepresenting the normal work of a Congressional office” and “attacking” his wife.
The investigation is ongoing, and more charges may be brought.