Edwards Denies Lawyer Has A Conflict Of Interest

John Edwards has sent a letter to the judge overseeing his criminal case denying his lawyer has a conflict of interest.

Federal prosecutors have questioned whether Washington lawyer Abbie Lowell can fairly represent Edwards after previously representing two potential witnesses.

From 2008 through early 2011, Lowell worked for Lisa Blue Baron. Her deceased husband provided some of the nearly $1 million used in 2007 to help hide the presidential candidate's then-pregnant mistress.

Edwards said in his letter that he is aware of the issue and waives any potential conflict of interest involving Lowell's past clients.

Wade Smith of Raleigh was forced to withdraw from the case earlier this month after prosecutors raised another potential conflict.

Edwards has pleaded not guilty. A trial is scheduled to begin in January.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 06:10 AM
    would anyone expect him to confirm a conflict of interest. the guy cheated on his wife who was dying of cancer. can we really expect him to be honest in the court of law? really????
  • by laura Location: greenville on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:27 PM
    They're thick as thieves over there. He'll have to turn over a good number of rocks to find an attorney that hasn't had his hat in the ring with at least one of the lot. Someone needs to remind him...that's the screwin' ya get for the screwin' ya got.
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