Avoiding a likely significant sentence that could have resulted in a de facto life sentence, a mistrial was declared in Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial. Over 97% of federal criminal cases are resolved through a guilty plea. Of the remaining 3% that go to trial, 2.4% result in guilty verdicts. Thus, Sen. Menendez’s mistrial is a very rare outcome, which occurs only 0.6% of the time. While the DOJ could retry him, reports indicate that jurors were in favor of an acquittal 10 to 2, making a retrial unlikely.