Counsel for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, on Tuesday, began cross-examining cooperating witness Jose Uribe, a New Jersey businessman who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, honest services wire fraud, tax evasion and other offenses in March.

Menendez’s attorney Adam Fee of Paul Hastings worked to demonstrate to the jurors that while Uribe was close to Menendez’s wife, Nadine Menendez, he did not have extensive interactions with the senator.