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  • Bunny Mellon, Heiress Ensnared in Edwards Scandal, Dies at 103

    Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, the heiress to one of America’s great business fortunes whose support of presidential candidate John Edwards had attracted her, at 100, the type of public scrutiny she had spent a lifetime avoiding, has died. She was 103.

  • Edwards Targeted Supporters for Mistress Cash, Aide Says

    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards, on trial for allegedly using campaign funds to hide an affair, initially targeted a longtime friend and a successful musician for money to support his mistress, a former aide said.

  • John Edwards Faces Hometown Jury in Campaign Finance Trial

    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.

  • Is Edwards Prosecution Sleazier Than Defendant?: Jonathan Alter

    Prosecutors and defense lawyers were back in federal court this week working out the schedule for the trial of former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards.

  • Edwards Lied to Cover Affair During Campaign, U.S. Says

    Former presidential candidate John Edwards planted seeds of destruction in his 2008 campaign with his extramarital affair and used a former aide as cover, prosecutors said at the close of his trial over alleged campaign-donation violations.

  • Crime and Punishment and Senator John Edwards: Margaret Carlson

    John Edwards committed the perfect crime. He began an affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter on the night she waited outside his New York hotel and told him he was “hot” and later produced a child with her. Yet he didn’t suffer for it at the polls. He lost his bid for the White House in 2008 simply because voters, who knew nothing of his dalliance, concluded that he wasn’t presidential timber. Nor was he denied access to his children, as men in his situation so often are. Instead, he won them in an existential custody fight that his wife lost by dying.

  • Edwards Verdict Shows Clemens Need Not Fear Taint of Reputation

    Jurors tend to look past a criminal defendant’s reputation, no matter how odious, to render verdicts based on fact and law, lawyers said after former presidential candidate John Edwards won an acquittal and mistrial last week.

  • John Edwards Can Use Ex-Mistress’s Lawyers, Judge Rules

    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.

  • Edwards Loses Bid to Dismiss Campaign Case

    John Edwards, the former vice presidential candidate accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair, lost a bid for dismissal of the case he claims is being driven by politics.

  • Edwards Told Aide’s Wife Checks for Mistress Were Legal

    John Edwards, the former presidential candidate, told the wife of a campaign aide that checks sent from a donor to his mistress were legal, the wife said at Edwards’s criminal trial.

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