Jurors Reach Verdict On One Charge In John Edwards Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Jurors deadlocked on five other counts.

Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards arrives at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, May 10, 2012. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy. He has pleaded not guilty to six charges related to violations of campaign-finance laws. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The jury in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has reached a verdict on one of six counts, but is apparently deadlocked on the others.
The judge told the jury Thursday that she understood that the panel had reached a verdict on all counts, and the jury foreman said no.
Prosecutors argued that the jury should keep deliberating and the defense asked for the verdict on the one count and a mistrial on the others.
The judge is taking a five minute break to weigh her options.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    Was he guilty most likely, could they prove it? NO! there for he skates and hopefully the laws will be changed so this never happens again. As to the whistle blower, this guy was dirtier than Edwards. The Government should never have taken this to court.
  • by Not surprised on May 31, 2012 at 02:59 PM
    Amazing what power and money can get away with. No laws broken? Ethically this man is bankrupt!
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