June 01, 2012

Edward’s Case Ends in Mistrial

Wall Street Journal reports the campaign-finance lawsuit of former presidential candidate John Edwards ended in a mistrial. Edwards was accused of accepting more than $900,000 from two donors to hide an affair with a campaign worker, Rielle Hunter, as well as her pregnancy with Mr. Edward’s child. The trial doesn’t reflect well for the Department of Justice:
"The mistrial represents a setback for the Justice Department's Public Integrity unit, which had relied on an aggressive interpretation of campaign-finance laws to bring the charges against Mr. Edwards. The unit has been trying to rebuild its reputation following the bungled corruption trial against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens."
More on Ted Steven’s trial: "Prosecutors Cited for Misconduct in Stevens Case"