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John Edwards found not guilty

The former Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards has been found not guilty of accepting illegal campaign contributions from a supporter in 2008. The judge has declared a mistrial in the other five charges.

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Lawyer: Edwards committed 'many sins but no crimes'

Lawyers for former Senator John Edwards said his client committed "many sins but no crimes" and said the charges against him should never have been brought to trial.

Edwards was found not guilty of one count of campaign fraud, and the jury were unable to reach a verdict on the remaining five counts, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial.

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