DOJ To Retry Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez

NBC News reports:

Federal prosecutors are seeking to retry U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after an earlier trial ended in a deadlocked jury last fall.

The U.S. District Court in New Jersey filed its notice of intent Friday to retry the Democrat senator along with Florida doctor Salomon Melgen.

“An early retrial date is the best interests of the public, and the United States is available to schedule a retrial at the court’s earliest convenience,” court filings said.

The judge in Menendez’s trial declared a hung jury after more than six full days of deliberations. Ten of 12 jurors wanted to acquit the senator, but two disagreed.