May 10th, 2012
06:59 PM ET
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Prosecutors wrap case in Edwards corruption trial

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the John Edwards corruption trial Thursday, detailing hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses used by his former mistress, whose concealment during Edwards' failed presidential run remains at the heart of the scandal.

They say the expenses ranged from luxury hotels to private jets to high-priced rental homes largely paid for by Fred Baron, a now-deceased Texas lawyer who was Edwards' finance chairman.

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John Edwards knew about attempt to cover up affair, speechwriter testifies
May 8th, 2012
05:26 PM ET
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John Edwards knew about attempt to cover up affair, speechwriter testifies

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - John Edwards knew that a wealthy benefactor was giving money to help cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter, a former speechwriter testified Tuesday during the corruption trial of the former presidential candidate.

Prosecutors say the North Carolina Democrat used donor funds to hide Hunter and their daughter, Quinn, in an effort to keep his candidacy viable.

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Ex-adviser: Edwards cursed him after being warned to stay away from mistress
May 4th, 2012
06:44 PM ET
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Ex-adviser: Edwards cursed him after being warned to stay away from mistress

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - A former adviser recalled Friday how he urged John Edwards to steer clear of a campaign videographer, later revealed to be his mistress. But the then-presidential candidate refused, Peter Scher said in court.

He said that "I should back off, he didn't need a baby sitter," Scher testified during Edwards' felony trial.

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Edwards daughter tearfully leaves courtroom during testimony
May 3rd, 2012
07:35 AM ET
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Edwards daughter tearfully leaves courtroom during testimony

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - The trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards took a dramatic turn Wednesday when his daughter abruptly left the courtroom during testimony about a fight between her mother and father over his affair with a campaign videographer.

Cate Edwards left during the testimony of Christina Reynolds, former research director for Edwards' 2008 campaign.

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May 1st, 2012
03:28 PM ET
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Wife of Edwards aide sought 'the truth'

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) – The wife of a former top aide to former presidential candidate John Edwards defended Tuesday her husband's motivations for writing a tell-all book about him.

"The only reason for my husband to write a book is because Mr. Edwards did not come forward and tell the truth," Cheri Young testified during Edwards' federal corruption trial.

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Wife of campaign aide taking the stand in John Edwards trial
April 30th, 2012
07:31 AM ET
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Wife of campaign aide taking the stand in John Edwards trial

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - The wife of a former campaign aide for John Edwards takes the stand Monday in a federal court in North Carolina, where she is expected to detail her role in helping conceal the one-time Democratic presidential hopeful's affair with a videographer.

Cheri Young continues her testimony from Friday. Her turn on the witness stand followed five days of testimony by her husband, considered the government's star witness against Edwards.

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Former Edwards aide says he was intimidated by donors
April 27th, 2012
04:02 PM ET
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Former Edwards aide says he was intimidated by donors

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - A former campaign aide for John Edwards said in court Friday that he had been intimidated in his dealings with the former senator and two high-priced donors.

"I was scared for my life," Andrew Young testified in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I was up against two billionaires and a millionaire. I was scared. It was bizarre."

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Aide is asked if he made up some stories about John Edwards
April 26th, 2012
10:12 PM ET
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Aide is asked if he made up some stories about John Edwards

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - John Edwards' defense team hammered away at a former campaign aide on Thursday after he was quizzed about his motives and asked whether he made up stories about how Edwards allegedly concealed contributions from campaign donors.

On day four of the trial, Andrew Young, the former aide, said "we lost our perspective" during cross examinations, acknowledging using donations for personal expenses at a California home. Young, testifying in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, North Carolina, said he used the funds in constructing a pool and a theater.

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April 26th, 2012
07:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Former aide faces more questions at John Edwards trial

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) – A former campaign aide of John Edwards will face more questions Thursday, a day after he was quizzed about his motives and asked whether he made up stories about how Edwards allegedly concealed contributions from campaign donors.

Andrew Young, the former aide, testified Wednesday on day three of the trial at U.S. District Court in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is considered the government's star witness against Edwards, who is accused of using hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations to conceal his affair with a campaign videographer without reporting the money to federal authorities.

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Former aide questioned at John Edwards trial
April 25th, 2012
07:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Former aide questioned at John Edwards trial

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) –A former campaign aide of John Edwards faced questions Wednesday about his motives for testifying against the former presidential candidate and whether he made up stories about how Edwards allegedly concealed contributions from campaign donors.

Andrew Young, the former aide, was testifying on day three of the trial at U.S. District Court in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is considered the government's star witness against Edwards, who is accused of using hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations to conceal his affair with a campaign videographer without reporting the money to federal authorities.

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