Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) – John Edwards "made a choice to break the law" by accepting illegal campaign contributions to hide his pregnant mistress from the public as he campaigned in 2007 to be the Democratic presidential nominee, prosecutors said Monday in the opening day of the former U.S. senator's criminal trial.
"This affair was a gamble with exceedingly high stakes," prosecutor David Harbach said in his opening statement, referring to the affair between Edwards and mistress Rielle Hunter. "If the affair went public it would have destroyed any chance to become president and he knew it.FULL STORY
(CNN) – On any given day in the fall of 2007, John Edwards could be heard preaching his populist prose to Iowa voters who eagerly packed into lumber barns, VFW halls and Culver restaurants across the state.
His message was less about the two Americas of his 2004 campaign - the haves and the have-nots - and more about fighting for the middle class and ending poverty in America.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Jury selection begins in a Greensboro, North Carolina, federal courtroom Thursday in the trial of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
Edwards is charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts related to the money dealings of his failed 2008 campaign.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The former mistress of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is expected to be a prosecution witness in his federal criminal trial next month, a federal judge said in court Thursday.
At issue in the approaching North Carolina trial is whether money given to support Edward's mistress, Rielle Hunter, by the then-candidate's benefactors should have been considered donations toward his presidential campaign.FULL STORY
(CNN) – A former aide and a former mistress of one-time presidential candidate John Edwards have settled a civil lawsuit between them that, among other measures, mandates the imminent destruction of sex tapes featuring Edwards and the woman.
Orange County, North Carolina, Superior Court Judge Carl Fox on Thursday signed the settlement agreement between Andrew Young, his wife and Rielle Hunter, the woman who had sued the couple, according to court official Tammy Keshler.FULL STORY
Hillsborough, North Carolina (CNN) – A judge postponed a hearing Monday in a case that pits a former aide to John Edwards against the one-time presidential candidate's former mistress.
Andrew Young, a former Edwards aide, was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but a judge postponed the hearing because a prosecutor had not yet been assigned to the case.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.
Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin this month.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Attorneys and a federal judge are expected to meet in a North Carolina courtroom Friday afternoon for a status hearing regarding the pending criminal trial of John Edwards, the former presidential candidate and U.S. senator.
The hearing comes after attorneys on both sides filed several motions, many of them sealed from the public.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Attorneys for John Edwards asked again Thursday to delay his criminal trial, saying the former presidential candidate and U.S. senator has an unspecified medical issue.
In June, the Justice Department charged Edwards with conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. He has pleaded not guilty.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A federal judge in North Carolina rejected motions by former senator John Edwards to have his criminal indictment dismissed, spokeswoman Robin Zier with the US Attorney's office in the Eastern District of North Carolina said Thursday.
The decision sets the stage for his trial to begin in January.FULL STORY