June 14, 2012

DOJ Abandons John Edwards Case

The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it wouldn’t pursue the remaining five felony charges against former presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards was found not guilty on one felony charge of accepting illegal contributions from Rachel Mellon, but the jury was hung on the other five charges. Edwards’ attorneys released the following statement:
"'While John [Edwards] has repeatedly admitted to his sins, he has also consistently asserted, as we demonstrated at the trial, that he did not violate any campaign law … We are confident that the outcome of any new trial would have been the same. We are very glad that, after living under this cloud for over three years, John and his family can have their lives back and enjoy the peace they deserve.'"