Charges dropped against Edwards

Associated Press
Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards arrives at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, May 17, 2012. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts related to campaign finance violations over nearly $1 million from two wealthy donors used to help hide the Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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John Edwards was acquitted of a charge of taking illegal campaign contributions on June 13, though the judge declared a mistrial on five other counts because the jury was deadlocked.

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