$480K Cash, Gold Bars Found Where?

(Patriot.Buzz) – In a highly suspicious discovery, it was revealed the home of Senator Bob Menendez and wife Nadine Menendez contained gold bars and over $480,000 in cash.

The New Jersey Democrat is currently facing allegations of bribery and misuse of his office to favor the Egyptian government. Both he and his wife were charged in September 2023 with three federal counts.

These charges allege that the senator exploited his influence to assist three New Jersey businessmen and to act in the interests of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The three businessmen involved are Wael Hana, Fred Daibes and Jose Uribe.

Further accusations against Menendez surfaced in January, alleging he took bribes from the Qatari royal family in return for publicly praising Qatar.

He reportedly received luxury wristwatches and other valuable items for his endorsements.

As the trial kicked off on May 13, jurors physically handled gold bars passed around in plastic bags, as noted by NJ.com.

They were also shown a virtual tour of the Menendez residence through photographs taken during an FBI search in June 2022.

Reports describe gold bars hidden throughout their house, including in closets, designer bags and even inside a pair of Timberland boots.

During the trial, FBI Special Agent Aristotelis Kougemitros told the jury that he needed extra help to count all the cash and gold found, which amounted to $486,461 in cash and 13 gold bars valued at over $150,000.

The indictment further details “Over $480,000 in cash-much of it stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets, and a safe-was discovered in the home, along with over $70,000 in Nadine Menendez’s safe deposit box.”

Senator Menendez has entered a plea of not guilty to the bribery charges.

Former FBI official and MSNBC columnist Frank Figliuzzi commented on the value of gold, stating: “The price of gold has risen 15% in the last three months, partly driven by inflation concerns, but perhaps even more by fears about ongoing military conflicts and terrorism.”

“Typically, you can buy gold bars from specialist dealers, in person or online. Investment grade gold bars come in varying sizes and weights but must be at least 99.5% pure gold,” he explained.

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