For Immediate Release

CREW Statement On Menendez Mistrial

WASHINGTON - Following the declaration of a mistrial in the Senator Menendez (D-NJ) case, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder, a former federal corruption prosecutor, released the following statement:

“It’s now clear that, following the Supreme Court’s disastrous McDonnell decision, it has become significantly harder to convict an elected official of corruption. There is a real fear that unless corruption laws are strengthened to fill the significant holes that the Supreme Court has created, the days of seeing corrupt politicians behind bars may be past. Congress needs to take action to ensure elected officials are held accountable when they serve themselves rather than the people.”

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.

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