US Senator Bob Menendez and his wife have been hit with new charges, accusing them of being involved in a conspiracy to act as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government. Prosecutors claim that the couple accepted gold bars and hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for using their influence to interfere with law enforcement probes and aid the Egyptian government. Menendez's trial on corruption charges is set to begin in May. The new indictment also alleges that Menendez's wife set up a company to receive bribe payments. Menendez has pleaded not guilty to the charges.