United States v. John Reid Edwards

Order for Dismissal of Remaining Charges Against John Edwards

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Order of dismissal filed by federal prosecutors on June 13, 2012, dismissing the remaining criminal charges against John Edwards.

From the Associated Press: "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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Published In: Criminal Law Updates

Reference Info:Decision | State, 4th Circuit, North Carolina | United States