Jury begins 4th day of talks at John Edwards trial
Corruption charges • The deliberations began Friday after four weeks of testimony.
John Edwards leaves a federal courthouse after the jury deliberated for a third day in his trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts related to campaign finance violations over nearly $1 million from two wealthy donors used to help hide the Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Greensboro, N.C. • The jury has started a fourth day of deliberations at the campaign finance fraud trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards.
The jurors ended their talks Tuesday shortly after requesting access to notes from Alex Forger. He is the lawyer for wealthy heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon.
The 101-year-old woman provided most of the nearly $1 million in secret payments prosecutors say Edwards used to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
Edwards faces 30 years in prison if convicted of six campaign finance charges. The jury began deliberations Friday after nearly four weeks of testimony.
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