Charges dropped against Edwards

Associated Press
FILE - In this file image made from video and provided by Chuck Olsen on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, Rielle Hunter, right, films John Edwards after a rally in New Hampshire. Hunter billed herself a truth seeker. Then she met John Edwards in the bar of a New York City hotel in February 2006. Their relationship opened the door to a landslide of lies, most notably that the relationship existed at all, and that the child it produced was his. Edwards' truthfulness now lies at the heart of his campaign finance trial, with the former Senator insisting he had no idea that money from a pair of wealthy benefactors was being spent to hide Hunter and keep her away from tabloids. (AP Photo/Chuck Olsen)

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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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