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John Edwards walks free after chaotic end to corruption trial

http://www.guardian.co.uk

John Edwards, the former vice-presidential candidate who wrecked his political career with an extramarital affair, walked free from court on Thursday after a chaotic end to a month-long trial for using campaign funds to cover up his infidelity. After nine days of deliberations, the jury was only able to reach a verdict on one count, declaring him not guilty of accepting illegal campaign contributions from supporter Rachel "Bunny" Mellon in 2008. The judge declared a mistrial on the other five counts. Edwards did not react when the developments were announced, but smiled about an hour earlier when the jury said it had reached a verdict on one count after nine days of deliberations.

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John Edwards Trial: Mistrial Declared In Case

John Edwards' campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but were unable to decide whether he misused money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/john-edwards-trial-mistrial_n_1...

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