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Representative Cuellar, wife charged in bribery scheme related to Azerbaijan, Mexico

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.) and his wife allegedly accepted $600,000 in bribes from an oil company controlled by the Azerbaijani government and a bank headquartered in Mexico, according to a federal indictment unsealed Friday in Texas.

The 68-year-old congressman and his wife, Imelda Cuellar, are accused of setting up front companies that entered into sham contracts with the two entities, according to the indictment.