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Attorney: John Edwards did not break law

Posted May 25, 2011

— An attorney for former presidential candidate John Edwards says he did not break the law.

The statement from Edwards lawyer Gregory Craig comes as the Justice Department is planning to bring criminal charges against the ex-North Carolina senator. A person familiar with the case says an indictment could come within days unless the 2004 vice presidential nominee reaches a plea deal. 

Craig's statement did not say whether a deal still could be reached. But it said the government's theory in the case is without precedent and "wrong on the facts and wrong on the law."

The charges are looming after a two-year investigation into whether the former Democratic White House contender illegally used money from campaign backers to cover up an affair and out-of-wedlock child.

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  • dollibug May 27, 9:57 a.m.

    Does the judicial system allow "favors" to some people? Perhaps they do...I guess John will just pay his way out of this...and everyone will be ok with it....this is what is WRONG with the system....the LAWS SHOULD BE FOR EVERYONE....and there should be EVIDENCE TO INDICT....when the GRAND JURY indicts people WITHOUT EVIDENCE...it SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW...enough said....North Carolina DOES NOT NEED GRAND JURY...since "it" is munipulated by those who use it....

  • dollibug May 27, 9:53 a.m.

    If John is NOT GUILTY of doing NO WRONG...he SHOULD NOT take a plea deal...why on earth would anyone do such a thing? This only allows the Prosecutors to win without PROVING anything at all....anyone who accepts a plea must have something to HIDE...

  • Tax Man May 27, 8:58 a.m.

    The feds better at least get a felony conviction and a full year in prison out of any plea bargain. Plus all the costs of the investigation and all the money Edwards stole paid back. Just think, this crook could have been the president! He makes Nixon look like a Saint.

  • wildcat May 26, 4:25 p.m.

    Of he will not have his wife Elizabeth by his side in these troublesome times. He is alone and by himself. Serves him right.

  • wildcat May 26, 4:24 p.m.

    Of course Edwards broke the law. Read Youngs book for the answer to this story.

  • dontstopnow May 26, 12:28 p.m.

    WHO CARES????? This is old news, move on and let the justice system this out.

  • jgriffith3792 May 26, 12:10 p.m.

    Then prove it in a court of law. Otherwise, there is no reason for a plea.

  • pebbles262004 May 26, 10:30 a.m.

    The sad thing is ..He did break his dieing wife's heart, and just kept on breaking it until she died....what a sad way to live the last few months of your life...

  • sillywabbitthepatriot May 26, 9:57 a.m.

    'John Edwards did not break the law'

    And I'm the tooth fairy.

    John Edwards is a bottom feeder.

  • WritNEWlaws May 26, 9:29 a.m.

    It would have cost him much less (and Arnold) if they both paid a dollar for a condem! or Did the right thing by their Vows! I hope he rotts in prison!

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