In new documents submitted to the court, Uribe pleaded guilty to 7 charges against him in the case.

Uribe signed an agreement with federal prosecutors to testify and cooperate with authorities in Menendez's bribery and corruption trial.

While Uribe became the first defendant to plead guilty in the case in which Menendez and his wife Nadine and 2 other business people were tried; It was evaluated that Uribe's agreement with prosecutors was "not good news for Senator Menendez, who denied all the charges against him". The trial of Menendez and the other defendants will begin in May. As part of the plea agreement, Uribe's sentence will be determined at a hearing on June 14.


In a 39-page indictment filed on September 22nd in the New York Southern District Federal Court, Bob Menendez and his wife Nadine (Arslanian) Menendez were charged with bribery.

In addition to Menendez and his wife, Egyptian businessman Wael Hana, New Jersey businessmen Fred Daibes and Jose Uribe were also named as defendants in the indictment.

In addition to the gold bars and hidden cash found during the search of his home, the indictment also drew attention to Menendez's influence on official aid to Egypt, especially during his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which has a say in military aid to foreign countries in Congress, and his relations with Egyptian business people and companies in New Jersey.

Menendez, who was forced to resign as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the day after the indictment, resisted pressure from his party and the public, stating that he would not resign from his seat in Congress.The first indictment against Menendez was later expanded with the accusation of using his political position to benefit in favor of Qatar.