The trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will be delayed until January in an effort to give his attorneys time to review 400,000 pages of documents turned over by the government.
Edwards is charged with conspiring to violate election law during his 2008 campaign for president by allowing political supporters to funnel money to his mistress, with whom he had a child.
Edwards’ attorneys said the original October trial date would not give them time to examine the documents and to interview 125 witnesses.
As Main Justice reported this week, Edwards has accused George E.B. Holding, the former Raleigh U.S. Attorney of trying to launch his own political career by going after Edwards. Holding is now running for the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat in North Carolina.