Menendez Defense Raises More Than $1.5M Since Indictment

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April and has spent more than $867,000 defending himself, according to a review of a disclosure filed with the Senate.
The New Jersey Democrat so far has raised nearly $2.9 million for his defense, including $1,557,003 between April 1 and June 30. He was indicted April 1 on 14 counts accusing him of using his influence to help a Florida eye doctor in exchange for lavish vacations and campaign donations. He has pleaded not guilty and has vowed to fight the charges.