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Excused Menendez Juror Says Senator Should Be Acquitted

  • Excused for vacation, juror says U.S. prosecutors are corrupt
  • Juror says panel could still convict for false statements
Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, right, exits federal court in Newark, New Jersey, on Nov. 9, 2017. 

Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, right, exits federal court in Newark, New Jersey, on Nov. 9, 2017. 

Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Senator Robert Menendez is “not at all corrupt’’ and should be acquitted of all charges against him at his bribery trial, according to a juror excused Thursday from the panel during jury deliberations because of a previously arranged vacation.

“According to all the evidence that they brought into the courtroom, Senator Menendez is not guilty for all the charges they brought,’’ Evelyn Arroyo-Maultsby, who was Juror #8, told Bloomberg News. “They just didn’t give me enough.’’