Edwards Claimed Hush Money Was Legal, Ex-Aide Testifies

Law360, Greensboro (April 24, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- John Edwards reassured a former campaign aide that payments they received from a wealthy donor and used to cover up the former senator's affair were perfectly legal and could not be considered campaign donations, the aide testified Tuesday in the ex-lawmaker's criminal trial.

In his second day on the witness stand, Andrew Young said he and his wife were worried that they were breaking campaign finance law by accepting checks from banking heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon and using them to keep Edwards' pregnant mistress paid and...
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