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Feds drop case against John Edwards
Federal prosecutors have dismissed the remaining five charges against John Edwards, effectively ending the former senator's long and lurid judicial saga. Edwards was accused of using $1 million in secret 2008 campaign donations to cover up his affair with a pregnant mistress. Last month, Edwards was acquitted of one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions, while the jury remained deadlocked on the other five charges, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.
John Edwards responds to the press after the disgraced politico was indicted for using campaign funds to cover up his 2008 affair.
John Edwards responds to the press after the disgraced politico was indicted for using campaign funds to cover up his 2008 affair.
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ederal prosecutors have dismissed the remaining five charges against John Edwards, effectively ending the former senator's long and lurid judicial saga. Edwards was accused of using $1 million in secret 2008 campaign donations to cover up his affair with a pregnant mistress. Last month, Edwards was acquitted of one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions, while the jury remained deadlocked on the other five charges, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.

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