U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez helped a New Jersey businessman seek investment from a Qatari company with ties to the Middle Eastern emirate’s leadership, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in a new charge against the 70-year-old politician.

Last October, Menendez pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to act as an “unregistered foreign agent” on behalf of the Egyptian government and to charges that he received hundreds of thousands of dollars from New Jersey businessmen in exchange for obstructing authorities’ investigations. against them.

According to federal prosecutors in the supplemental indictment, Menendez introduced businessman Fred Dabis to a member of the Qatari royal family in order to negotiate a multimillion-dollar investment in a real estate business. Charges were also brought against Dabis, who has pleaded not guilty.

Senator Bob Menendez’s trial is set to begin on May 6.