John Edwards Not Guilty of Campaign Fraud Charges

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Former presidential candidate John Edwards was found not guilty on one of six campaign fraud charges Thursday, and the jury could not reach a verdict on the other counts, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on them.

Edwards was accused of masterminding a plan to use money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress during his run for the White House in 2008.

A knowledgeable law enforcement official says it is unlikely that the Justice Department will retry Edwards. The official spoke on condition of anonymity about the case regarding an issue that will undergo much review inside the government in the coming days.

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