John Edwards' Federal Trial Scheduled For April

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The federal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is now scheduled to begin in April.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles ruled Thursday in Greensboro that jury selection will begin April 12, with the presentation of evidence to start April 23. Eagles expects the trial to last about six weeks.

A planned January start date was delayed while Edwards was treated for a heart condition. Eagles says his health problems are now manageable.

Eagles also heard arguments over whether expected testimony by former Edwards aide Andrew Young and others should be admissible. Eagles said Tuesday she would make a decision on those issues during the trial.

Edwards has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to use campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress during his unsuccessful 2008 presidential candidacy.


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  • by George Location: Kinston on Mar 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    if anyone ever wondered why the donkey is the democrat symbol, John Edwards is a prime example
  • by Jessica Rabbit on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:17 AM
    A bad case of the nerves will make your heart do unhealthty things. He must be scared to death that he is gonna get convicted. His cheating heart condition will proabaly get worse.
  • by smh Location: here on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:42 AM
    why do we care.... i mean really who cares what he did with his money that he raised.
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      by Shine on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:02 AM in reply to smh
      Because it is ILLEGAL - Webster and Wikipedia have a definition for that word, and then go Gov. and will explain what the terms are -- Ok he is not the first to do it - Jesse Jackson did it for years.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:41 AM
    How does John Kerry feel, this guy was only a few votes away from being vice president of the united states. Just shows everybody how low the bar is set for our politicians. Vote wisely.
  • by ncyankee Location: enc on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:27 AM
    Money talks, does everyone think that something will come of this. I don't. and Shine, you are right, the judges will be bought and he goes free. and I never heard what heart condition. I had 5by passes done and it didnt make the news. I am also a vet, seekding help..and they pass money around like water. geeez. they are just wasting taxpayers money. just let the (nice guy) being nice go, and let him get a life, if thats possible, after all look what he did to his poor wife and family..another waste of money and time (except for the lawyers and judges).
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      by Shine on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:11 AM in reply to ncyankee
      I have had to work with lawyers for 25 years and - remarkably their are some with integrity. Edwards has the money - and he is a bottom feeder, a simple term that we only use for the one's we do not like. He thinks in is egomaniac mind that he above the law. He will probably vacate this situation, just like Easley, just like Hunt, just like Perdue that came out of the same stable. Edwards is in the Clinton league of politics. I don't follow one side or the other b/c I think (and a little I know) that there is no division except for publicity. We argue about it while they are having a Scotch/Water after their debats........ in the same room - telling lies and swapping girlfriends.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Mar 2, 2012 at 04:35 AM
    April 1st seems like an appropriate day to start...
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 1, 2012 at 07:16 PM
    Here we go again - drop another million in the judge's cigar box and we will read about this again in August. Oh ----- get more 'unhealthy' so that you will have an excuse then.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    Guilty.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:41 AM in reply to me
      goes to show, that looks and words mean more than actions.
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