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Hearing For Former Edwards Aide Delayed

A North Carolina judge has delayed a hearing on whether a former aide to John Edwards should be held in criminal contempt.

Andrew Young, his wife and their lawyers could face jail time after providing confidential documents from a state civil case to federal officials prosecuting the two-time presidential candidate.

Former Edwards mistress Rielle Hunter sued the Youngs last year to recover personal items that include a purported sex tape she recorded with Edwards as he sought the White House.

Judge Michael Morgan postponed Monday's hearing to a date to be determined so a new prosecutor can be assigned to the case.

The Youngs' lawyers have said they were complying with a secret federal subpoena when they turned over sealed evidence that included a deposition from Edwards.


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An Orange County judge is considering whether a former aide to John Edwards should be held in contempt.

Andrew Young, his wife and their lawyers face jail time for providing confidential documents from a state civil case to federal officials prosecuting the two-time presidential candidate. A hearing is scheduled for Monday in Hillsborough.

Former Edwards mistress Rielle Hunter sued the Youngs last year to recover personal items that include a purported sex tape she recorded with Edwards as he sought the White House.

Transcripts of a deposition Edwards gave in the civil case and other sensitive documents were placed under a protective seal in state court. But lawyers for the Youngs later admitted providing that sealed evidence to federal criminal investigators, saying they were complying with a secret federal subpoena.


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