Dana DiFilippo

Dana DiFilippo

Dana DiFilippo comes to the New Jersey Monitor from WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR station, and the Philadelphia Daily News, a paper known for exposing corruption and holding public officials accountable. Prior to that, she worked at newspapers in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and suburban Philadelphia and has freelanced for various local and national magazines, newspapers and websites. She lives in Central Jersey with her husband, a photojournalist, and their two children. You can reach her at [email protected].

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Egypt interactions were normal work of a U.S. senator, defense argues in Menendez trial

By: - June 25, 2024

Sen. Menendez's lawyer spent much of Tuesday challenging a witness who claimed Menendez's interactions with Egypt turned "weird" in 2018.

Sen. Menendez held ‘weird’ secret meetings with Egyptian officials, Senate staffer testifies

By: - June 24, 2024

Menendez's former foreign policy adviser testifies he cut her out of the loop when prosecutors allege he was getting bribed to flatter Egyptian officials.

Prosecutors in Sen. Menendez’s corruption trial shift focus to Qatar

By: - June 21, 2024

Prosecutors allege real estate developer Fred Daibes schemed to hook Qatari investors by bribing Sen. Bob Menendez.

Adviser testifies about Menendez schemes to bully the press, blame the White House

By: - June 18, 2024

Michael Soliman on Tuesday spilled all sorts of secrets about the power of politics in who snags the top jobs in New Jersey.

Menendez corruption trial briefly suspended due to developer’s illness

By: - June 13, 2024

Jurors in Sen. Menendez's bribery trial got the day off Thursday after developer Fred Daibes' attorneys said he was too ill to come to court.

Official testifies Sen. Menendez asked him to ‘look at’ criminal case targeting his friend

By: - June 12, 2024

U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said Sen. Bob Menendez repeatedly griped to him about a federal case against his friend Fred Daibes.

Menendez defense team blasts prosecution’s star witness as ‘a very good liar’

By: - June 11, 2024

Defense attorneys spent six hours on cross-examination Tuesday working to taint star witness Jose Uribe’s credibility.

Businessman describes asking Sen. Menendez for help in killing criminal probe

By: - June 10, 2024

Jose Uribe testified Monday that Sen. Menendez told him he had “saved” Uribe from a criminal probe after Uribe gave the senator's wife money for a car.

‘Yes, I did’ — New Jersey businessman tells jury he bribed Sen. Menendez

By: - June 7, 2024

Jose Uribe testified he paid for a luxury car in hopes New Jersey's senior senator would force investigators to halt a prosecution and related probe.

Ex-New Jersey A.G. shares a ‘gross’ story of strong-arming at Menendez’s corruption trial

By: - June 6, 2024

Former New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal testified that Sen. Bob Menendez tried to intervene in a pending criminal case.

A luxury car for bullying the A.G.? Menendez jurors hear about a deal to ‘kill all investigation’

By: - June 5, 2024

Prosecutors say Jose Uribe, a failed insurance broker, bribed Sen. Bob Menendez to stop a criminal probe with a luxury car for his wife.

Jurors at Menendez corruption trial hear about a boozy dinner and an unusual offer

By: - June 5, 2024

Prosecutors say Nadine Menendez offered Egyptian officials help from "the love of my life" — her hubby Sen. Bob Menendez — at a D.C. dinner.