DOJ Abandons Case Against John Edwards

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday walked away from its controversial criminal prosecution of John Edwards, a move that was widely expected after the government failed to convict the two-time presidential candidate of using nearly $1 million to conceal an extramarital affair.

Less than two weeks earlier, jurors in Greensboro, N.C., acquitted Edwards of one of the counts against him and deadlocked on the other five, leaving the government with the decision to either try him again or drop the charges. On Wednesday, after Edwards...
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