United States v. John Reid Edwards

Order for Dismissal of Remaining Charges Against John Edwards


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