Jurors in the John Edwards campaign fraud trial have the long holiday weekend to think over the case — but not talk about it — as the judge sternly warned before sending them home after six days of deliberations.
The jury at the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is set to deliberate his fate for a fourth day.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge refused to throw out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards on Friday, meaning the former presidential hopeful will have to present his case to a jury.
Defense lawyers for John Edwards will ask a judge Friday to dismiss corruption charges against their client, arguing prosecutors failed to prove the former presidential candidate intentionally violated the law.
A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator’s infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
One of John Edwards’ most prolific donors, a 101-year-old philanthropist, felt like she was being used for her money after a request for tens of millions of dollars to endow a poverty foundation once his presidential hopes were dashed, a friend of the wealthy heiress testified Friday.
The aide who helped John Edwards hide his pregnant mistress testified Tuesday that the former presidential candidate directed him to seek money from rich friends to provide the woman a monthly allowance.
The judge overseeing John Edwards’ criminal trial has ordered a former speech writer for the two-time presidential candidate to turn over any drafts of books or articles involving him and other key players in his case.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the John Edwards trial were poised to begin making their case to jurors on whether the former presidential candidate violated federal campaign finance laws.
After years of investigation, denials and delays, jury selection was set to begin Thursday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards.