Charges Against Sen. Menendez Expected This Week

New Jersey Democrat under investigation for possible corruption


Federal investigators are preparing to file criminal charges against Sen. Robert Menendez as early as this week, following a legal battle over how much the Constitution shields lawmakers and their aides, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Mr. Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been under investigation for possible corruption, according to people familiar with the inquiry. He has denied wrongdoing.

Washington-based federal prosecutors specializing in public corruption cases are preparing to file charges against the senator in his home state of New Jersey, these people said. A lawyer for Mr. Menendez declined to comment, as did a spokeswoman for the senator.

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