Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards


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Submitted: Wed, 06/13/2012 - 8:49pm
Updated: Wed, 06/13/2012 - 8:50pm
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MICHAEL BIESECKER
Associated Press

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed an order dismissing the remaining criminal charges against John Edwards.

A jury in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate last month on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions. It deadlocked on five other felony counts, resulting in a mistrial on those charges.

A statement issued by the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said prosecutors will not seek to retry Edwards on the five unresolved counts.

Edwards was accused of masterminding a scheme to use about $1 million in secret payments from two wealthy political donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.

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9 Comments

  • John A. Difloure says:

    We knew the case would be dropped. He’s a liberal democrat

  • tweety12 says:

    john what does being a democrat has to do with a jury finding him not guilty has to do with into was he guilty of course did the state do a good job to prove it,no.Move on already, done deal.

  • GuestMan. says:

    So am I. Isn’t it great that the Justice system works so well? Just think, neither he nor Pantano are charged with anything now.

  • Vog46 says:

    We knew it would be dropped because of Citizens United.
    Think about it – unlimited corporate funds flowing into PACs and Super PACs – none of it falling under election law scrutiny.
    Its no wonder McCain said we should put a lid on the CU ruling.
    Yeah I know this was before CU – but I think you get my drift.
    too much money….way too much money……and a sleaze like Edwards? That’s a recipe for fraud………

    Best Regards
    Vog

  • Guest857 says:

    Under Rahm Emanual? What did you expect? A common $12 haircut man like myself couldn’t sleep at night knowing what I had done to my fellow Americans. This maggot…not an issue.

  • Taxpaying Citizen says:

    Well we all knew he would get out of it. I wonder who in the government he paid off how much???? The Good Ole Boy Network is still alive & well.It works very well for ALL the crooked politicans.

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    They couldn’t convict him of wearing a tie or breathing air.

  • Guest2020 says:

    Another politician gets away with his misdeeds. No surprise there.

  • Guest461 says:

    …so he can slither back in under the ivy from which he came.

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