US Lawmaker Cuellar Charged With “Bribery, Unlawful Foreign Influence” In Azerbaijan, Mexican Bank

A member of the US House of Representatives from Texas, Henry Cuellar, and his wife were charged with accepting around $600,000 in bribes. The US Department of Justice alleged the couple corruptly received money from an Azerbaijani government-owned oil company and a Mexican bank. The couple had surrendered to authorities and were bailed after appearing in court in Houston. “Everything I have done in Congress has been to serve the people of South Texas,” said Cuellar, adding he and his wife “are innocent.” If found guilty, the Democratic congressman, along with his wife, could face decades in prison. Watch the video to find out more.

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