Charges dropped against Edwards

Associated Press
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2009, file photo, Rielle Hunter, mistress of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C.  Andrew Young, once an aide and good friend to Edwards, testified in Edwards' criminal trial on Wednesday, April 25, that the former senator stopped returning his calls in January 2008, as Edwards was ending his White House bid. The next month, Edwards' child,  Frances Quinn Hunter, was born to his mistress, Reille Hunter. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, File)

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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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