US jury reaches verdict in John Edwards trial

John Edwards is accused of using campaign funds to hid his pregnant mistress during his 2008 Democratic campaign. Credit: Reuters

A jury in North Carolina has reached a verdict in the criminal trial of former Senator John Edwards.

Edwards is accused of using campaign funds to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

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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.