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John Edwards Benefactor Dies

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a wealthy arts and fashion patron, friend of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and political benefactor who ...

Edwards Case Ends in Mistrial: What a Waste of Time and Money

Mari Fagel | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime
Mari Fagel

It seems like from their interviews jurors were split on the other counts, some leaning towards finding him guilty, others leaning towards acquittal, but the one thing they all agreed on: the evidence was just not there.

Mistrial Declared In Edwards Case

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards' campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but we...

Edwards Found Not Guilty On Count 3, Jury Hung On Other Counts

Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards was acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud and a mistrial was d...

Railroading John Edwards: Welcome to the Starship Enterprise

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Wouldn't it be better if Edwards were providing free legal backup to those who need it than in prison at a cost of thirty thousand dollars per year to us taxpayers?

Key Figure Faces Cross-Examination In Edwards Trial

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Shortly before his 2011 indictment on corruption charges, John Edwards called the elderly heiress whose money helped hide his...

Key Edwards Aide Back For Another Round

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. — An interior designer testified Thursday about his role in funneling secret money from a reclusive millionaire to an aide of J...

Date Set For John Edwards Trial

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A federal judge has set the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards to begin Jan. 30, a week earlier than the date pro...

Edwards Trial Faces New Complications

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Federal prosecutors and lawyers for former presidential candidate John Edwards are asking that his criminal trial on illegal campa...

New Twist In Edwards Case Unfolds As Defense Hits A Snag

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — A key member of the legal team defending John Edwards against campaign finance charges will likely be unable to represent the fo...

Edwards Sought Millions From Heiress As Feds Closed In

ABC News | JAMES HILL | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

Just weeks before federal prosecutors charged John Edwards in a six-count felony indictment, ABC News has been told, the two-time Democratic president...

It's Not Just the Sex: Why John Edwards Matters

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's a question that arises from the John Edwards case: How many other politicians have owed the kind of secret political debt that he did? It wasn't inevitable that Edwards' secret would come out. Other secrets haven't.

John Edwards Meets 'Bunny'

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate John Edwards met Thursday with a leading figure in the investigation into funds used to cover up his ...

Edwards Meets With 'Bunny' As Possible Indictment Looms

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate John Edwards met Thursday with a leading figure in the investigation into funds used to cover up his ...

Edwards Aide's Book Details Trail Of Hush Money

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dealing with a pregnant mistress and a suspicious wife, John Edwards and a close aide agreed by the middle of 2007 to solicit fu...

The Politician: An Explosive and Sordid Insider's Account

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michealene Cristini Risley

The Politician reveals more than almost any political book of recent memory. It's frightening to imagine that this ego driven man was a heartbeat away from being President of the United States of America.