Charges dropped against Edwards

Associated Press
John Edwards, center, and his mother Bobbie Edwards, right, and his father Wallace Edwards, left, arrive at a federal courthouse for John Edwards' trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 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/Chuck Burton)

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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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