Menendez lawyer could seek venue change for corruption trial

April 23, 2015 12:58 AM

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A lawyer representing indicted Sen. Bob Menendez told a judge Wednesday he is considering filing a motion to have the upcoming corruption trial moved out of New Jersey and possibly to Florida, where the investigation into Menendez's relationship with a longtime friend and campaign donor began.

Attorneys for both sides were in court for a status conference to discuss a trial date and deadlines for filing motions. Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, named in a 22-count indictment earlier this month, weren't required to attend the conference and were not present.

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