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By TOM BREEN
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — John Edwards will not have to testify in a case involving a purported sex tape with his mistress until after criminal charges against him are resolved.

Judge Carl Fox ruled Thursday that it was necessary in the interest of justice to delay a deposition of the two-time presidential candidate. Fox says the stakes are too high to risk violating Edwards’ right against self-incrimination.

Edwards says the case should wait for the outcome of a federal indictment on charges of violating campaign finance laws. The 2004 Democratic vice-presidential nominee has pleaded not guilty.

In the tape lawsuit, former mistress Rielle Hunter contends that former Edwards campaign aide Andrew Young improperly took from her sensitive materials, including a reputed sex tape showing Edwards. She wants the items returned.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Guest 1501
2015 years 9 months ago

This Edward’s story is so sad, it would bring a tear to a wooden eye. This guy is probably one of the greatest frauds in the history of NC politics.

ohmy
2015 years 9 months ago

Don’t worry about John,, I think he could get a part time job on the “Wheel Of Fortune”. His hair certainly qualifies him for that show…

Guest99x
2015 years 9 months ago

I happen to like Pat and Vanna. Let’s not mess with a winning formula. I’d be more likely to recommend him for a slot on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” or perhaps he could be a life improvement coach for the now resigned Anthony Weiner. Even better, let him become a tax law consultant for Charlie Rangel!

Guest666
2015 years 9 months ago

Who cares what John Edwards did? As long as my tax dollars didn’t go to his hooker, I personally don’t give a hoot. If the question is whether the money he got from 2 wealthy indivduals was to further his campaign or for him to spend as he liked, why not simply ask the contributors…where did they expect the money to go?

SurfCityTom
2015 years 9 months ago

one of the contributors is dead; the other is 100 and feeble.

I believe the charges also include lying under oath. Not merely a case of misusing campaign funds.

Guest2012
2015 years 9 months ago

Obviously, Johnny is still in the denial stage of his dilemma, as he shines brightly for the camera.

Who smiles for a mug shot, unless oblivious to the gravity of the situation, which seems to be the case.

 

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