May 10th, 2012
06:59 PM ET
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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