Prosecutors Fight Contempt Questions For Edwards Aide

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors in John Edwards’ campaign finance trial argued Friday that defense attorneys should not be allowed to question a government witness about whether he was held in contempt in a settled state court suit alleging he wrongly held onto a sex tape Edwards made with his former mistress.

Prosecutors asked a North Carolina judge to block jurors from hearing about a state court judge’s threat to hold Edwards’ former aid Andrew Young in criminal contempt. The contempt proceeding came in a suit by Edwards’ former mistress,...
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