You don’t need to look far beyond last week’s headlines to find a story of corruption in New Jersey.

This month, longtime New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez pled not guilty to charges of bribery brought by federal prosecutor Paul Fishman.

Correspondent Tyler Daniels went back to his home state in an attempt to figure out why New Jersey’s history — both recent and past — has been so plagued by scandal.

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Dealing with corruption in American politics

The Justice Department will soon press corruption charges against New Jersey senator Robert Menendez. The case centers on the financial relationship between Menendez and a Florida ophthalmologist. That’s happening less than a month months after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted for corruption. Fordham Law School hosted a conference today to address how corruption affects American politics, and suggested a few answers.

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