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John Edwards Jury Reaches Verdict
ABC News ^ | May 31, 2012 | MAT MENDEZ

Posted on 05/31/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT by sean327

After a lengthy deliberation, a North Carolina jury has reached a verdict in the John Edwards mistress-and-money trial.

The verdict is expected to be read shortly.

The jury began deliberating on May 18 after a month of testimony, which at times sounded more like a steamy soap opera than a trial on the intricacies of campaign finance rules.

Charged with six counts of violating federal campaign laws, Edwards was accused by the government of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child while running for president in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; edwards; elections; fraud; johnedwards
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Edwards day of judgement is at hand.
1 posted on 05/31/2012 11:35:50 AM PDT by sean327
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John Edwards Jury Reaches Verdict

They all want to date him ?


2 posted on 05/31/2012 11:37:51 AM PDT by molson209
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To: sean327

If it takes 9 days, it’s not looking good for the prosecution. I’m thinking he’s got a 50/50 chance at walking.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 11:38:51 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: sean327

You can’t use campaign funds to cover up an affair?

What, they passed a ‘Bill Clinton Law’?


4 posted on 05/31/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: molson209

He should go to jail for committing adultery while his wife lay dying of cancer. Typical liberal.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 11:39:43 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: OCCASparky

He’ll walk.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 11:40:49 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: molson209
Not all. Just the one with whom he flirted.

John Edwards Has Been Flirting With A Female Juror At His Trial

7 posted on 05/31/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: sean327

I hope this doesn’t turn out like the OJ trial, rather, more like the Scott Peterson trial.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: sean327

Although he’s guilty I don’t think he’ll do any time.

This is a political prosecution anyway, to make sure he didnt make any more tries for the white house.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 11:41:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I think he may walk on this.

Hope I’m wrong ..


10 posted on 05/31/2012 11:41:49 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sean327

I bet he walks. I hope I am wrong.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sean327

Wow, good verdict, doncha think?


12 posted on 05/31/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Diogenesis

Is that juror guilty?


13 posted on 05/31/2012 11:42:47 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: sean327
GUILTY...








... of having SASSY golden hair!
14 posted on 05/31/2012 11:43:39 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: mrsmith

Were the checks written to a campaign account or ever deposited to a campaign account? I’d not, where is the crime?


15 posted on 05/31/2012 11:43:46 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: driftdiver

Yup, I think this was husseins way of saying don’t bug me again.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: sean327

I thought they would have got out of Dodge last Friday to catch the long weekend.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 11:44:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: sean327

I don’t take this as a good sign. The jury was supposedly deadlocked. Usually a deadlocked jury breaks in favor of the defendant. Hope I’m wrong.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 11:44:38 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: The KG9 Kid

We the jury find in the above entitled action in the matter of Count #1 that the Defendant, John Edwards IS too sexy for his shirt!


19 posted on 05/31/2012 11:45:13 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: sean327

They going after the concubine for taking the money?


20 posted on 05/31/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: SamAdams76

I read an opinion that the lengthy deliberations in this case pointed to the jury wanting to find him guilty of at least something.


21 posted on 05/31/2012 11:47:01 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: sean327

Methinks that Sperminator will not be vasectomized.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 11:47:06 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: sean327

I hope Edwards gets exactly what he deserves.

What a disgusting specimen.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 11:47:49 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: kevcol

I say guilty.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Clara Lou

25 posted on 05/31/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: sean327

Verdict on one count only.

Judge sent them back to work.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 11:50:59 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: sean327

FOX says ‘hung jury’ on everything except count 3


27 posted on 05/31/2012 11:51:11 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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Hung jury on most counts, only a verdict on count 3, and judge is sending them back per HLN.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 11:51:43 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

The Defendant is Silky as Charged...

(Stolen from AP at Hotair)


29 posted on 05/31/2012 11:51:43 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: fatima

Rush just said there is a unanimous verdict on one count (don’t know which way) and all other counts are deadlocked.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: MissMagnolia

What was Count 3?


31 posted on 05/31/2012 11:53:20 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: fatima

Rush just said Edwards guilty on one charge, hung jury on the other charges.

Rush didn’t know which charge Edwards was convicted on, but every juror voted to convict on that specific charge.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 11:53:33 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Count 3: Illegal campaign contributions (maximum 5-year sentence)


33 posted on 05/31/2012 11:54:30 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Rush just said the judge sent them back to deliberate more on the other 5.


34 posted on 05/31/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: sean327
Probably used The Chewbacca Defense:


35 posted on 05/31/2012 11:55:18 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Haiku Guy

Something about illegal campaign contributions from Bunny Mellon .....


36 posted on 05/31/2012 11:56:09 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Haiku Guy
Count 3: Illegal campaign contributions FROM MELLON in 2008 (maximum 5-year sentence)

Mellon in 2007 and Bron in 2007 & 2008 are different counts
37 posted on 05/31/2012 11:56:14 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Wonder what will happen.Watching Fox.


38 posted on 05/31/2012 11:56:54 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: MissMagnolia

John Edwards Verdict Reached: On Count 3 Only—Illegal Campaign Contributions. It’s a unanimous decision, but the court has not revealed yet which way the jury went.


39 posted on 05/31/2012 11:57:16 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: sean327

9 days — they must have liked the food .


40 posted on 05/31/2012 11:58:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Ohhh,wish I could turn on Rush.


41 posted on 05/31/2012 11:58:26 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: kevcol
Guilty of a bad hair day.
42 posted on 05/31/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere!)
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To: sean327

I hope he walks. I know everyone gets a case of the fainting vapors about the wronged St Elizabeth. But she was nothing but an evil lawyer, an ice cold wife, and screwed with neigbors who were too downscale for her. She was 100% pro abort. Pro gay marriage,,etc. And she was staying very busy lying to us to help that low life become president.

And this is a political prosecution,,period.
Clinton and Gore took money from Red China. Illegal as hell.
Obama took huge amounts of money from the Palestinian phone banks, and from bundlers all over the middle east. Now wikileaks confirms he got money from Russia too. All illegal as hell.
Foreign money is illegal for US campaigns.
All of the campaigns are rife with subversive, treasonous crime, almost always committed openly, brazenly,,, and im supposed to care that a failed candidate found someone to financially take care of his pregnant girlfriend? This whole case is a joke. LOL


43 posted on 05/31/2012 11:58:45 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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Does he get to keep his award?


44 posted on 05/31/2012 12:00:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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Wonder if his prison mates will have seen the “I Feel Pretty” video.


45 posted on 05/31/2012 12:01:09 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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Guilty of a bad hair day.

Never!


46 posted on 05/31/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Uncle Chip
could be...

47 posted on 05/31/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: sean327
The jury is hung on 5 out of 6 counts. The judge sent the jury back to work. They won't announce the verdict on the 1 count until they have decided on all of them.

No way to tell at this point if it is 11 to 1 to convict, 11 to 1 to acquit, or anything in between.

48 posted on 05/31/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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Count Count: Today's number is 3!...............

49 posted on 05/31/2012 12:04:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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He should go to jail for committing adultery while his wife lay dying of cancer.

Didn't Newt do essentially the same thing, although his wife had a benign tumor?

50 posted on 05/31/2012 12:08:09 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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