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Trial of Ex-Sen. John Edwards Scheduled to Begin Jan. 30
Posted By David Stout On November 17, 2011 @ 11:53 am In News | Comments Disabled
The trial of John Edwards, former Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidate, former North Carolina senator and one-time wealthy plaintiffs’ lawyer, will begin at the end of January, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles of the Middle District of North Carolina, who sits in Greensboro, set Jan. 30 for the beginning of jury selection, with the first evidence to be presented on Feb. 13, according to a report  on Josh Gerstein’s Politico blog.
“Edwards is charged with violating campaign finance law during his 2008 presidential bid by conspiring to use about $900,000 in funds from two political supporters to cover the living expenses of his mistress and a child he fathered with her,” Politico recounts. Edwards, who pleaded not guilty, is also accused of causing false reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission.
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