John Edwards, the former U.S. presidential candidate accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair, should face an October criminal trial, a federal prosecutor said.
Two-time U.S. presidential candidate and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is about to learn his fate on charges he violated campaign finance rules to hide a mistress as the process to select a jury begins.
John Edwards, the former Democratic presidential candidate charged with campaign-finance violations, won court permission to use his former mistress’s lawyers at his criminal trial, set to start next month.
A Bloomberg poll shows the deal President Barack Obama made on taxes is unpopular; some Democrats are upset over the estate tax; Republicans pick Representative Harold Rogers to lead the Appropriations Committee.
The one-time golden boy of U.S. politics, former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, saw a little bit of his luck return today as he slipped the noose at his trial for violating campaign finance laws.