Feds Drop Case Against John Edwards

He won't be tried again
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 13, 2012 3:35 PM CDT
Feds Drop Case Against John Edwards
In a May 31 file photo, John Edwards speaks outside a federal courthouse as his daughter, Cate Edwards, left, and father Wallace Edwards, listen.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Another big win for John Edwards today: Federal prosecutors have filed an order dismissing the remaining criminal charges against him. The move comes after a jury in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate last month on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions. It deadlocked on five other felony counts, resulting in a mistrial on those charges. Today's statement from the Justice Department said prosecutors will not seek to retry Edwards on the five unresolved counts. (More John Edwards stories.)

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