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Associated Press

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — A judge says a key prosecution witness in the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards contacted other witnesses in the case to ask about their planned testimony, a possible violation of federal law.

US District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles said Monday that former Edwards aide Andrew Young called the three other witnesses in the last two weeks. Eagles ruled that lawyers for Edwards could mention the improper contact to jurors in opening arguments Monday, but barred using the term “witness tampering” or telling the jury that Young had a one-night stand with one of the other witnesses in 2007.

Young claimed paternity of the child Edwards fathered with his mistress in 2007. Young is potentially the government’s most important witness as prosecutors seek to prove Edwards knowingly violated campaign finance laws.

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  • SurfCityTom


    The longer Edwards can drag this out, the more likely he will walk.

    For Andrews, he must have run through all of his money and needs a refill from Edwards down the road or Edwards has some severe dirt on him or his wife or Andrews now qualifies as the dumbest man walking in NC.

    Don’t be surprised if a mistrial appears this week-end.

  • Guesttenheimer

    This twisted web of deceit, lies and fakery takes yet another turn. The liars keep lying, the tellers of truth don’t exist and nobody knows who is doing who, why, when or where they are being done.


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