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Second Menendez Trial Seen as Likely After Deadlock Leads to Mistrial

New Jersey Law Journal

16 Nov 2017

Senator Bob Menendez’s corruption trial ended in a mistrial; however, according to partner Carrie H. Cohen in the New Jersey Law Journal article “Second Menendez Trial Seen as Likely After Deadlock Leads to Mistrial,” prosecutors are expected to seek a retrial in the short term.

“Expect the government to ask for a trial date in the near future,” she said. “Public corruption cases are difficult to prove, perhaps even more so in the post-McDonnell era. But prosecutors will continue to bring cases when they believe the law has been broken.”

Additionally, Ms. Cohen advises that, in the case of a retrial, the prosecution has several advantages, including more insight into the defense’s strategy and the opportunity to find additional evidence.

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