Criminal Investigation Into Democratic Senator Expands as Powerful Mayor Is Subpoenaed: Report

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A criminal investigation into a powerful Democratic senator now involves a mayor.

North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco was subpoenaed in connection with the investigation into Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey this week, NBC News reported.

Both Sacco and Menendez are Democrats.

Menendez is the subject of a federal investigation seeking to determine if he improperly accepted cash and gifts from a New Jersey halal meat company, according to NBC.

In a statement, Sacco’s office acknowledged receiving the subpoena, which was issued Wednesday, a day after he was re-elected as mayor.

“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,” a town spokesman acknowledged.

“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.”

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