Flawed Edwards Case Not Worth A Retrial, Attys Say

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice will likely walk away from its controversial criminal prosecution of two-time presidential candidate John Edwards after a jury failed Thursday to convict him of using nearly $1 million in illegal campaign donations to conceal an extramarital affair, experts say.

At the end of a chaotic day Thursday, jurors in the much-watched trial acquitted Edwards of one of the counts against him and deadlocked on the other five, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial. Prosecutors have the opportunity to retry their novel and...
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