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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.

  • Edwards’s Ambition Led to Campaign Crimes, U.S. Says

    John Edwards knowingly chose to break the law and accept illegal campaign contributions to hide an affair because of his relentless ambition to reach the White House, prosecutors told a jury.

  • Edwards Said Not Likely to Face Retrial in Campaign Case

    Former presidential candidate John Edwards isn’t likely to be retried for using illegal campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair after a jury acquitted him on one count and failed to reach a verdict on five others, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • 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.

  • Ex-U.S. Senator Edwards Healthy Enough for Trial Next Month, Judge Rules

    Former U.S. Senator John Edwards was cleared to go on trial next month for campaign-finance law violations as a judge said his medical condition is manageable.

  • 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.

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