This week, additional grand jury subpoenas were issued in connection with the investigation into suspected misconduct by New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez.
NBC News reported that subpoenas were issued to a number of prominent New Jersey legislators, including Nicholas Sacco, the mayor of North Bergen, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.
A spokesperson for North Bergen told the outlet: “As they always have, Mayor Sacco and the Township of North Bergen will comply with any inquiry they receive from law enforcement and will cooperate fully.”
Menendez has been the subject of an investigation for several months due to allegations that he improperly accepted money and gifts from the owners of the Edgewater-based halal meat company IS EG Halal. However, Menendez and the business’s owners have consistently refuted any wrongdoing in relation to the allegations.
“I know of an investigation. Don’t know the scope or the subjects and, of course, stand ready to help authorities when and if they ask any questions,” Menendez said back in October, according to NBC News.
According to the sources, there are no allegations implicating the livestock industry in any of the recently issued subpoenas, including the one sent to Sacco.
According to NBC News, the subpoenas are still a part of the larger investigation into Menendez, despite the fact that they seek predominantly new information pertaining to specific legislative developments in New Jersey.
NBC News Exclusive: Criminal investigation into Sen. Bob Menendez expands with new subpoenas.
Questions grow about whether he received cash gifts from a NJ firm won a global contract for Halal. Reported by @jonathan4ny
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 12, 2023
The source claims that a subpoena was issued for Sacco on Wednesday, one day after he was re-elected mayor.
“On Wednesday morning Mayor Sacco was issued a subpoena seeking information and records regarding several different matters that he was informed are being sought in connection to an ongoing investigation that is not related to him,” a spokesman for the mayor said in a statement released on Friday.
“Mayor Sacco has been assured that he is not a target of the investigation and was approached only as a potential witness, and he intends to cooperate fully and provide any requested information as he would with any law enforcement inquiry,” the spokesman noted further. CONTINUE READING…