U.S. congressman Cuellar indicted on conspiracy, bribery charges

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Homeland Security Subcommittee, in Washington

(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, was indicted on Friday on federal charges of conspiracy, bribery and money laundering, a complaint filed in federal court said.

Cuellar and his wife are accused of accepted approximately $600,000 in bribes from an oil and gas company owned by the government of Azerbaijan and a Mexican bank, prosecutors said.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago)