Skip to comments.Ex-presidential hopeful (criminal RAT John) Edwards wants charges dropped
Posted on 08/27/2011 6:03:41 PM PDT by Libloather
Ex-presidential hopeful Edwards wants charges dropped
By Jeremy Pelofsky
Reuters Thu, 25 Aug, 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former presidential hopeful John Edwards plans to ask a judge to dismiss charges over alleged illegal campaign contributions because of problems with the grand jury that indicted him, among other reasons.
Edwards, a Democratic who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004 and 2008, was indicted on six counts of conspiracy, taking illegal contributions and making false statements in a bid to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 recent campaign.
His lawyers plan to file motions to dismiss by September 6, citing unspecified irregularities with the grand jury process, questions about the legal theory the charges are based on and defects in the indictment, among other reasons, according to a court filing made on Wednesday.
Edwards' legal team has also sought to delay the trial slated to begin in October because the court may want to hold hearings on those issues and because prosecutors are still turning over evidence they plan to introduce during the trial.
The indictment accused Edwards of secretly getting more than $900,000 to help cover up his affair with a campaign worker, Rielle Hunter, knowing that revelations of the liaison and her ensuing pregnancy would destroy his 2008 White House bid.
He initially denied having the affair with Hunter or giving her any money. The indictment said one of his key supporters gave money to an Edwards' aide to pay for Hunter's medical visits, prenatal care, rent, car and other living expenses.
His lawyers said that "no candidate has ever been prosecuted on this theory" that payments by one person to another third party unrelated to the campaign were actually campaign contributions despite not being used by Edwards' campaign.
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He wants the charges dropped, does he? I’ll just bet he does.
Ugh! I hope the sleazy shyster lawyer has to spend every dime he ever made off of his ambulance chasing career and unfortunate children.
what he really wants is to not go to jail where he really will be the breck girl.
I want the Olsen twins to come and make me breakfast too...
He may be a rat, but the legality of this case is crap. Very similar to Tom Delay.
Corrupt prosecutors once again looking for publicity.
It still makes me sick that people say Sarah Palin wasn’t deserving to be VP....yet John Kerry was almost VP. And Joe Biden currently is VP.......I hope Sarah runs and gives em’ hell in 2012!!!!!!
FUJE...one of the lowest of the lowest SCUMBAGS ever to enter government. Rot in 7734 you POS.
Oh, that photo looks so nasty on so many levels.
I suspect O.J. wants his charges dropped, too.