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May 31, 2012

The jury in the federal campaign finance case against former Senator John Edwards said Thursday that it had found him not guilty on one of the six counts against him, and the judge declared a mistrial on the others.

The verdict came on the third count, which involved donations from the heiress Rachel Mellon. Mrs. Mellon gave more than $725,000 to help Mr. Edwards during his 2008 presidential campaign, during which large sums were spent to cover up an affair between Mr. Edwards and a former staff videographer, Rielle Mellon, with whom he conceived a daughter.

The third count involves a $200,000 check Mrs. Mellon wrote in 2008 as the Edwards campaign was collapsing. The check was not cashed until after the campaign had ended.

Earlier in the day, the jury sent a note to the court saying, “We have finished our deliberations and have arrived at our decision on counts one through six.”

But pressed in the courtroom by the judge, Catherine C. Eagles, the foreman said the jurors had reached a unanimous verdict on one count only. The verdict was not announced at that time.

The court, which had braced for what appeared to be a full verdict, appeared unprepared for the jury’s partial decision during the ninth day of deliberations.

Judge Eagles then sent the jurors out of the courtroom and asked each side how to proceed.

The prosecution recommended that the judge send the jury back to deliberate further. “The government’s view is it appears they are not finished,” said David Harbach II, the lead prosecutor.

Abbe Lowell, the head of Mr. Edwards’s legal team, noted that the jury had already taken twice as much time as the defense used to present its case and that deliberations had taken almost as long as the prosecution took. Mr. Lowell recommended that she accept the verdict on the third count and declare a mistrial on the rest.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the judge said she had decided to ask the jury to return to its deliberations for the afternoon.

Speaking before the jurors returned for her instructions, she said, “I want to make it clear to them they are not prisoners in there.”

Once the jurors had returned to the courtroom, she delivered what is known as an Allen charge, which essentially tells a jury that no other panel is likely to be as competent as this one in reaching a full verdict.

She said she knew that they had deliberated diligently, adding, “I do not intend to force any of you to abandon your deeply held views.”

About an hour later, the jurors returned and the one not-guilty verdict was announced. After considering how to proceed, the judge declared a mistrial on the other five charges.

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/us/edwards-jury-returns-not-guilty-verdict-on-one-count.html

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John Edwards was born on June 10th, 1953 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_edwards

June 10th, 1953

June 10th

6 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 20 = his personal year (from June 10th, 2011 to June 9th, 2012) = Trial.  Jury.  Verdict.  Not guilty.  Mistrial.

Judgement Tarot card

20 year + 5 (May) = 25 = his personal month (from May 10th, 2012 to June 9th, 2012) = Exciting.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

25 month + 31 (31st of the month on Thursday May 31st, 2012) = 56 = his personal day = Difficulty deciding.  Stalemate.

Two of Swords Tarot card

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May 22, 2012

The jury in the John Edwards mistress and money trial entered its third day of deliberations today, pouring through more than a month’s worth of witness testimony and evidence.

The panel of eight men and four women has six felony charges to consider, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years and a $250,000 fine. Edwards is accused of soliciting money from wealthy donors to conceal his mistress and love child during his 2008 bid for the White House.

In two days of deliberations jurors appear to have primarily focused on the second count of the indictment dealing specifically with money obtained from 101-year-old heiress and Edwards supporter, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in 2007.

Meanwhile, Edwards is waiting out the jury’s decision from a second floor room of the courthouse. Reporters have spotted him pacing the room, looking out the window.

The government alleges in count two of the indictment that Edwards and his former aide Andrew Young illegally solicited the money from Mellon as part of the effort to hide his pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter, during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign.

Jurors were charged by federal Judge Catherine Eagles last Friday to first consider counts two through six of the indictment and consider the first count, dealing with conspiracy, last.

The counts the jury will consider in order are as follows:

 Count 2: Illegal Campaign Contributions

During 2007 John Edwards, while a candidate for federal office, knowingly and willfully accepted and received contributions from Mellon in excess of the $4,600 limits of the Election Act. (Mellon’s checks in 2007 totaled $525,000)

 Count 3: Illegal Campaign Contributions

Same charge and wording as count two but for calendar year 2008 (Mellon wrote one check in 2008 for $200,000.)

 Count 4: Illegal Campaign Contributions

Same charge and wording as count 2 but related to excess contributions from backer Fred Baron in 2007 ($61,942 in flights and hotel bills for mistress Rielle Hunter, Andrew Young and his family)

 Count 5: Illegal Campaign Contributions

Same charge and wording as count two but related to contributions from Baron in 2008 ($131,143 in flights, hotel bills, home rental for the Youngs and Hunter. The total also includes $10,000 in cash)

 Count 6: False Statements

Edwards concealed from the John Edwards for President Committee hundreds of thousands of dollars from Mellon and Baron causing the committee to file FEC reports which failed to disclose those contributions

 Count 1: Conspiracy

Edwards conspired with others to accept and receive excess contributions from Mellon and Baron. Edwards also concealed material facts from the John Edwards for President Committee causing the committee to file false and misleading campaign finance reports

The jury the spent two days looking just at the first charge, count 2, requesting from the judge a letter Mellon wrote in April 2007 that is sometimes referred to as the “haircut” letter. Mellon wrote the letter to Young, shortly after the press had seized on the news that Edwards had charged a $400 haircut to his campaign.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/john-edwards-jury-deliberates-day/story?id=16403804#.T7u9EUVSTNk

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Fred Baron

6             5 

 

how he obtained/lost his heart’s desire = FN = 65 = Big bucks.  Corruption.  Bribery.  Hush money.

King of Pentacles Tarot card

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May 21, 2012

The jury in John Edwards’ campaign finance trial begins its second day of deliberations this morning in Greensboro, N.C.

The panel of eight men and four women spent about five hours behind closed doors on Friday as they began to weigh the evidence presented over nearly four weeks of testimony.

Shortly after they retired to the jury room on Friday, the jurors sent out a note to Judge Catherine Eagles, requesting a number of trial exhibits related to money provided by Virginia heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in 2007.

The government alleges in count two of a six-count indictment that Edwards and his former aide Andrew Young illegally solicited hundreds of thousands of dollars from Mellon as part of the effort to hide his pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter, during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign. Count three of the indictment contains similar allegations, but is focused on checks Mellon wrote in January 2008, shortly before Edwards ended his quest for the nomination.

Among the exhibits the jury requested is a letter Mellon wrote in April 2007 that is sometimes referred to as the “haircut” letter. Mellon wrote the letter to Young, shortly after the press had seized on the news that Edwards had charged a $400 haircut to his campaign.

“I was sitting alone in a grim mood – furious that the press had attacked Sen. Edwards on the price of a hair cut,” Mellon’s handwritten note reads. “From now on, all hair cuts, etc., that are a necessary and important part of his campaign, please send the bills to me. It is a way to help our friend without government restrictions.”

Within six weeks of that letter Mellon began writing a series of personal checks that would eventually add up to $725,000 over seven months. The jury also requested copies of the first two of those two checks, which were funnelled to Andrew Young through an intermediary and eventually deposited in an account in the maiden name of Young’s wife, Cheri.

Edwards’ defense team has argued that Young was taking advantage of Mellon, bilking her out of the money with the pretense that it was for Edwards. They noted that the vast majority of Mellon’s money went to Young and his wife, who used much of it to fund the construction of their $1.6 million home.

After the jury’s request on Friday, an Edwards lawyer told a clutch of reporters in the courtroom that the deliberations could take a while. The jury appears, at least at the outset, to be taking a meticulous, count-by-count approach to their discussions.

Edwards is charged with conspiracy, accepting illegal campaign contributions and making false statements. If convicted on all six counts, he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines. Practically speaking, any prison term is likely to be well below the maximum.

In addition to the money sent by Mellon, the jury must also consider the support provided to Hunter by Edwards’ campaign finance chairman, Fred Baron, who funded a cross-country luxury odyssey for Hunter and the Youngs, after Andrew Young falsely claimed paternity of Edwards’ child.

And they also must consider the broader question of whether the financial support provided by Mellon and Baron constitutes an illegal contribution under federal election laws.

At the close of the day the jurors informed the judge that they’d prefer to keep to a set schedule for deliberations, starting each day at 9:30 a.m. and calling it quits by about 4 p.m. The Middle District of North Carolina covers 24 counties and several of the jurors have long commutes to court each day.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/john-edwards-jury-bunny-money/story?id=16393764#.T7pSOEVSTNk

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Bunny Mellon was born on August 9th, 1910 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Lambert_Mellon

August 9th, 1910

August 9th

8 + 9 +2+0+1+1 = 21 = her personal year (from August 9th, 2011 to August 8th, 2012) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

21 year + 5 (May) = 26 = her personal month (from May 9th, 2012 to June 8th, 2012) = In the news.  Making headlines.

Page of Wands Tarot card

26 month + 21 (21st of the month on Monday May 21st, 2012) = 47 = her personal day = Name recognition.  Internationally known.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards arrives outside federal court in Greensboro, N.C., with his daughter Cate.

 

April 23, 2012, 7:16 a.m.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Opening statements are set for today in the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards, as federal prosecutors try to prove that more than $900,000 paid to Edwards by two wealthy benefactors during his run for the White House should have been reported as campaign contributions because the money flowed to his mistress to preserve Edwards’ image as a “family first” candidate.

Edwards’ defense team is expected to argue that the payments were gifts from wealthy friends and the money was used for expenses unrelated to the 2008 campaign. The fact that Edwards paid his mistress, campaign videographer Rielle Hunter, and helped her through the birth of a child fathered by the candidate, does not mean Edwards had to declare the gifts as campaign contributions, his lawyers say.

Edwards’ lawyers contend that the government’s case requires the jury to accept a novel interpretation of a campaign finance law that “has never been the basis of criminal or even civil liability in the statute’s history.’’ The defense also plans to call two former FEC commissioners to the stand, who are expected to testify that, under the law at the time the money was paid to Edwards, it was not clear that it had to be classified as a campaign contribution.

Campaign finance experts have said that the violations at issue have been previously handled as civil penalties, resulting in fines and payback requirements for the offending candidates.

“This case is significant both legally and politically,’’ said Kenneth Gross, a Washington ethics lawyer. “This is the first criminal case dealing with an excessive gift, particularly a gift not ever going to a campaign, and spent for purposes seemingly unrelated to a campaign.’’

Prosecutors contend that bills paid by two Edwards benefactors, Rachel “Bunny’’ Mellon, a banking heiress from Virginia, and the late Fred Baron, a Texas lawyer, actually were campaign donations because they were intended to protect Edwards’ candidacy, which would have been derailed had the public learned of the affair.

“The charges against John Edwards in this case flow from his knowing and willful violation of the federal campaign finance laws during his campaign for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president,’’ prosecutors said in court filings.

Justice Department prosecutors contend this is a straightforward case of broken campaign finance laws:

“A federal candidate may only accept and receive a limited amount of money from any one individual during an election cycle, and he must truthfully report the money he accepts and receives,’’ the department said in a trial brief.

The former senator from North Carolina has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to campaign finance violations. If convicted of all charges, Edwards faces up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Monday morning and the much-anticipated trial is expected to last at least six weeks.

Critics of the prosecution, while noting that Edwards’ conduct was reprehensible, argue that the government is going too far in trying to tie a candidate’s personal life to complex campaign finance laws.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog group that generally supports the Justice Department against politicians charged with corruption, took the unusual step of criticizing prosecutors for pursuing the case. The group contends that the payments were gifts, not campaign contributions, noting that the payments continued after Edwards ended his campaign.

The group cited a 2002 Federal Election Commission decision in which six commissioners unanimously agreed that a loan made to a congressman to help defray the costs of his divorce was not a campaign contribution because the donor and the politician “had a preexisting personal relationship.” The same precedent should apply to Edwards, the group said, because the money came from friends.

“Sen. Edwards’ conduct was despicable and deserves society’s condemnation, but that alone does not provide solid grounds for a criminal case,” the group said in a statement last year.

The trial is starting about a year and a half after Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, died of cancer. Edwards carried on the affair with Hunter while his wife was terminally ill.

Edwards’ defense team has suggested that he did not know about the money from Mellon and Baron. “The government assumes that Mr. Edwards knew about the monies; the evidence will prove otherwise,’’ his attorneys said in a court filing.

It’s unclear whether Edwards, who built a lucrative career as a personal injury lawyer, will take the stand. His defense team includes prominent Washington lawyer Abbe D. Lowell.

Edwards in August 2008 admitted to the affair with Hunter after first denying it.  At the time, he denied fathering Hunter’s child. Then, in January 2010, he admitted he was the father of Frances Quinn Hunter.

A key witness is expected to be Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign aide who falsely claimed he was the father of Hunter’s child to protect his boss. Young later wrote a tell-all book, “The Politician.’’

The defense is expected to attack Young, saying in a trial brief that the payments by Mellon and Baron covered Hunter’s personal expenses “and, much more so, the Youngs’ personal expenses, such as construction of their dream home, not Mr. Edwards’ expenses.”

Hunter is expected to be called to the stand. Baron is dead. Mellon, who is 101, is not expected to testify, but her attorney may be called as a witness. The exhibits also include voice mails left by Baron and notes from Mellon to Edwards.

Edwards’ eldest daughter, Cate, is on the defense witness list. The case is before Judge Catherine C. Eagles, who was appointed to the bench by President Obama.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-john-edwards-trial-begins-monday-with-opening-statements-20120423,0,3512714.story

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John Edwards was born on June 10th, 1953 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_edwards

June 10th

6 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 20 = his personal year (from June 10th, 2011 to June 9th, 2012) = Trial.  Judge.  Verdict.  Guilt.  Punishment.

Judgement Tarot card

20 year + 4 (April) = 24 = his personal month (from April 10th, 2012 to May 9th, 2012) = Clean up you act.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday April 23rd, 2012) = 47 = his personal day = Name recognition.  Everybody knows your name.  Internationally known.  Infamy.  Legacy.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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John Edwards

April 22, 2012, 3:18 p.m.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — In a federal criminal case that has the markings of sex, money, betrayal and a handsome politician’s fall from grace, former presidential candidate John Edwards’ trial for alleged campaign finance violations opens Monday in Greensboro, N.C.

Edwards is accused of accepting more than $900,000 in illegal contributions during his 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to pay the expenses of his mistress and hide the extramarital affair that, if revealed to voters, almost certainly would have derailed his campaign and shattered his public image as a devoted family man.

The former senator from North Carolina has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to campaign finance violations. If convicted of all charges, Edwards faces up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Monday morning and the much-anticipated trial is expected to last at least six weeks.

Prosecutors contend that bills paid by two Edwards benefactors, Rachel “Bunny’’ Mellon, a banking heiress from Virginia, and the late Fred Baron, a Texas lawyer, actually were unreported campaign contributions designed to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter, a campaign videographer who gave birth to his daughter.

“The charges against John Edwards in this case flow from his knowing and willful violation of the federal campaign finance laws during his campaign for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president,’’ prosecutors said in court filings.

Justice Department prosecutors contend this is a straightforward case of broken campaign finance laws:

“A federal candidate may only accept and receive a limited amount of money from any one individual during an election cycle, and he must truthfully report the money he accepts and receives,’’ the department said a trial brief.

Edwards’ defense team contends that the payments were not political donations, but gifts from wealthy friends to help address a personal issue unrelated to the campaign. His lawyers suggest that Edwards did not know about the money from Mellon and Baron.

“The government assumes that Mr. Edwards knew about the monies; the evidence will prove otherwise,’’ his attorneys said in a court filing.

Edwards’ lawyers contend that the government’s case requires the jury to accept a novel interpretation of a campaign finance law that “has never been the basis of criminal or even civil liability in the statute’s history.’’

Campaign finance experts have said that the violations at issue have been previously handled as civil penalties, resulting in fines and payback requirements for the offending candidates.

“This case is significant both legally and politically,’’ said Kenneth Gross, a Washington ethics lawyer. “This is the first criminal case dealing with an excessive gift, particularly a gift not ever going to a campaign, and spent for purposes seemingly unrelated to a campaign.’’

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog group that generally supports the Justice Department against politicians charged with corruption, took the unusual step of criticizing the prosecution of Edwards. The group contends that the payments were gifts, not campaign contributions, noting they continued after Edwards ended his campaign.

The group cited a 2002 Federal Election Commission decision where six commissioners unanimously agreed that a loan made to a congressman to help defray the costs of his divorce was not a campaign contribution because the donor and the politician “had a preexisting personal relationship.” The same precedent should apply to Edwards, the group said, because the money came from friends.

“Sen. Edwards’ conduct was despicable and deserves society’s condemnation, but that alone does not provide solid grounds for a criminal case,” the group said in a statement last year.

The trial is starting about a year and a half after Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, died of cancer.

It’s unclear whether Edwards, who built a lucrative career as a personal injury lawyer, will take the stand. His defense team includes prominent Washington lawyer Abbe D. Lowell.

Edwards in August 2008 admitted to the affair with Hunter after first denying it.  At the time, he denied fathering Hunter’s child. Then, in January 2010, he admitted he was the father of Frances Quinn Hunter.

A key witness is expected to be Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign aide who falsely claimed he was the father of Hunter’s child to protect his boss. Young later wrote a tell-all book, “The Politician.’’

The defense is expected to attack Young, saying in a trial brief that the payments by Mellon and Baron covered Hunter’s personal expenses “and, much more so, the Youngs’ personal expenses, such as construction of their dream home, not Mr. Edwards’ expenses.”

Hunter is expected to be called to the stand. Baron is dead. Mellon, who is 101, is not expected to testify, but her attorney may be called as a witness. The exhibits also include voice mails left by Baron and notes from Mellon to Edwards.

Edwards’ eldest daughter, Cate, is on the defense witness list. The case is before Judge Catherine C. Eagles, who was appointed to the bench by President Obama.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-john-edwards-trial-set-to-begin-on-campaign-finance-charges-20120422,0,4182763.story

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John Edwards was born on June 10th, 1953 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_edwards

June 10th, 1953

June 10th

6 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 20 = his personal year (from June 10th, 2011 to June 9th, 2012) = Trial.  Judge.  Verdict.

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The house where Hunter lives near Freedom Park in Sedgefield. (Source: WBTV's Steve Crump)

Jun 03, 2011 11:05 AM CDT

In late 2009, John Edwards’ reportedly purchased a home in south Charlotte for the woman at the center of the indictments.

Edwards reportedly bought the house for Rielle Hunter, who he admitted to having an affair with. He was indicted Friday on charges he used campaign donations to hide the Hunter from the public.

Edwards, who was a presidential candidate in 2008, admitted to an affair with the former campaign worker during a TV interview in August of 2008.  Shortly after the news was made public, his political career begin to unravel.

Hunter gave birth to a girl named Frances in February of 2008 and many people speculated that Edwards fathered the child. Edwards has since admitted it is his child.

According to an article first published by the Charlotte Business Journal in late 2009, the National Enquirer reported that Edwards bought Hunter a house in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Business Journal article at the time said the 2,850-square-foot home was located on Providence Road which is in Charlotte’s affluent Myers Park area and it sold for $535,000 in late December.

According to a Mecklenburg County deed, the buyer of the house was listed as The Providence Road Trust, the Charlotte Business Journal article reported.

But, since late 2009, there are reports Hunter has moved to a different home in Charlotte, but she still reportedly is living in the city. That new home is near the Myers Park neighborhood just blocks from Freedom Park in the Sedgefield area.

The Enquirer has also reportedly taken pictures of Hunter and her child at a hotel in Charlotte.

Edwards served as the US Senator from North Carolina for one term and he was also the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004.

He was married to Elizabeth Edwards who died after being diagnosed with cancer in 2004.

The couple built a 28,000-square-foot home near Chapel Hill, NC a few years ago.

from:  http://www.wbtv.com/story/14834454/john-edwards-mistress-lives-in-charlotte

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Rielle Hunter was born on March 20th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rielle_Hunter

March 20th, 1964

March 20th

3 + 20 +2+0+1+1 = 27 = her personal year (from March 20th, 2011 to March 19th, 2012) = Acting out of character.

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3 June 2011   11:27 ET

Former US presidential hopeful John
Edwards has been formally charged over alleged campaign funding violations
linked to the cover-up of an affair.

The indictment was issued by a grand jury in the state of North Carolina.

The allegations concern cash from two donors that he allegedly used to
shelter campaign worker Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child.

Mr Edwards, 57, a former senator from North Carolina, ran for the Democratic
presidential nomination in 2008.

He split from his wife Elizabeth Edwards in January 2010 after admitting the
affair.

Elizabeth died at the age of 61 almost one year later after a long battle
with breast cancer.

Edwards’ public image

Mr Edwards, who was also a vice-presidential candidate in 2004 alongside
Senator John Kerry, is charged with funnelling money from two political donors
to Ms Hunter, a former campaign aide, in an alleged attempt to cover up the
extramarital affair they had while he was running for president.

The indictment said the payments were a scheme to protect Mr Edwards’ White
House ambitions.

“A centrepiece of Edwards’ candidacy was his public image as a devoted family
man,” the indictment said.

“Edwards knew that public revelation of the affair and the pregnancy would
destroy his candidacy by, among other things, undermining Edwards’ presentation
of himself as a family man and by forcing his campaign to divert personnel and
resources away from other campaign activities to respond to criticism and media
scrutiny regarding the affair and pregnancy,” the indictment added.

The indictment and an arrest warrant were filed in Greensboro in North
Carolina, where Mr Edwards’ campaign was based.

Mr Edwards’ lawyers and federal prosecutors tried to negotiate a deal on
Thursday that would allow the former presidential hopeful to plead guilty to a
charge, the Associated Press news agency reported, citing sources.

The talks did not yield an agreement, after prosecutors reportedly insisted
on a plea to a felony, which would have endangered Mr Edwards’ license to
practice law.

‘Affair cover up’

The investigation into the alleged cover up has been underway since at least
early 2009, when the former senator confirmed political groups linked to him
were among the potential targets of a probe into his finances.

Investigators reportedly combed through Mr Edwards’ entire political career,
examining his political action committees, a nonprofit he helped establish and
even his time in the US Senate, which ended seven years ago.

But the probe ultimately focused on hundreds of thousands of dollars that
were provided by Mr Edwards’ former campaign finance chairman Fred Baron and
Rachel Mellon, the 100-year-old widow of banking heir Paul Mellon.

Prosecutors allege the funds, which include $725,000 (£443,000) in payments
made by Ms Mellon and $200,000 from Mr Baron were ultimately used to keep Mr
Edwards’ affair with Ms Hunter and his illegitimate child a secret.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13645234

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John Edwards was born on June 10th, 1953 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_edwards

June 10th, 1953

June 10th

6 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 20 = his personal year (from June 10th, 2011 to June 10th, 2012) = Court.  Accuse.  Accusations.  Charges.  Plea.  Bail.  Trial.  Deliberations.  Verdict.  Sentencing.  Judges.  Adjudicate.  Preside.  Pound.  Gavel.  Confession.  Admission.  Contrite.  Guilt.  Punishment.  Censure.  Castigate.  Chastise.  Reprimand.  Admonish.

20 year + 6 (June) = 26 = his personal month (from June 10th, 2011 to July 9th, 2011) = In the news.

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