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Edwards' trial moved to Jan. 30

Posted November 10, 2011
Updated November 16, 2011

— John Edwards' criminal trial, which was scheduled to start in January, has been pushed back to the end of the month, according to a court filing.

The former Democratic presidential candidate was charged in June with using more than $1 million in under-the-table payments from political supporters to hide his pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter during his 2008 run. He's also charged with helping to falsify campaign finance reports to cover up the payments. He has pleaded not guilty to six felony and misdemeanor counts.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys had wanted the trial to start two weeks later, on Feb. 13.

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  • quaten Nov 11, 2011

    Probably a good choice. It would be rude to interrupt anyone's after-the-holiday plans. January is such a tough month anyway - dealing with the unresolved leftovers from the previous year.

  • nerdlywehunt Nov 11, 2011

    The Justice system needs to be completely shut down and replaced wiht a system of professional jurors and judges that are compensated for the amount of real work that they get done!!!!!!!!

  • justabumer Nov 11, 2011

    I'm sick of hearing about this guy. Give it a rest.

  • dollibug Nov 11, 2011

    ++++Powder puff judicial system at it's best. Former lawyers who are now judges helping defense lawyers help another lawyer(Edwards) escape the make believe wrath of prosecution lawyers who are a joke. They just push this thing around until nobody's interested anymore or are sick of paying attention. Then some make believe punishment where everybody involved goes out to lunch together afterwards and counts the money they made. Just like the AMA. A self supporting way of life for all involved. Nobody ever goes broke, not by a long shot. Hint...the fix is in.
    rockman55

    Yep....it is interesting how the good ole boys and girls can "protect each other's back, regardless of what is legal and lawful....

  • Here2tellya Nov 11, 2011

    The next thing I want to hear about this story is that he has been convicted and awaits sentencing. I mean lets just cut to the chase folks. He'll waste more in legal expenses than he used to cover up his affair and illegit kid. What a shame. Funds like that could have been put to REAL GOOD USE elsewhere.

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Nov 11, 2011

    Powder puff judicial system at it's best. Former lawyers who are now judges helping defense lawyers help another lawyer(Edwards) escape the make believe wrath of prosecution lawyers who are a joke. They just push this thing around until nobody's interested anymore or are sick of paying attention. Then some make believe punishment where everybody involved goes out to lunch together afterwards and counts the money they made. Just like the AMA. A self supporting way of life for all involved. Nobody ever goes broke, not by a long shot. Hint...the fix is in.

  • gswalker51 Nov 11, 2011

    This is going to totally ruin his Valentine's Day. Why can't we leave him alone so he can get back to work for the American people...the poor who didn't benefit from the evil Bush tax cuts (because they aren't paying taxes to begin with), veterans living under overpasses, his stylists and consultants at Breck Shampoo? Ladies and gentlemen...what about the poor mill workers in Robbins, NC where he grew up...the son of mill workers who worked in a mill with other mill workers who also worked in the mill! Oh the humanity....

  • dgcreech Nov 11, 2011

    Why in the world are we STILL postponing a trial? This reminds me of an incident in Johnston County (never publicized on WRAL) where a guy was on the run for multiple months for thousands of dollars in stolen property. He was caught, released on bond and once again stole over 10k in property. He is back in there again, yet he has NEVER made it to trial (multiple years have gone by since first arrest).

  • packersfan4life Nov 11, 2011

    Does anyone really care anymore?

  • Wendellcatlover Nov 11, 2011

    And, there it is again! That creepy arrest photo of the infamous Mr. Edwards!

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