Charges dropped against Edwards

Associated Press
FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards, left, leaves a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C. Lawyers for Edwards are set to begin presenting his defense at the former presidential contender’s conspiracy and campaign-finance trial on Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, 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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