John Edwards Asks To Delay Trial, Citing Illness

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seeking to delay his criminal trial over campaign finances. He says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that will make it difficult for him to attend.

Edwards' trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 30.

In a motion filed Thursday, Edwards' defense team asked a judge to delay the start of the trial at least two months.

His illness was not publicly disclosed. Edwards' lawyers filed sealed records with the court.

Federal prosecutors filed a separate motion opposing the delay.

The start date has already been put back once after Edwards said he needed more time to prepare his defense and attend his daughter's wedding.

Edwards is charged with six counts related to campaign finance violations. He appeared healthy at a court hearing last week.

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  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Dec 24, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    I posted and predicted this 6 months ago.... Just like Rick Hendrick when they had him for fraud and embezlement....... Judge finally decided he was not healthy enough to stand trial...... After dismissed he was fit as a fiddle.. After all who answers (John E.) a complaint that consumes almost 1/2 million pages???? Knew it was gonna happen ---- He will get out of it --- might have cost him a million, but he stole that anyway.
  • by TLR Location: UK on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM
  • by Melvin Location: Jacksonville on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:05 AM
    Undisclosed medical condition. Hmm probably getting new hair plugs so he'll look good for his trial. John's going to be real popular in prison.
  • by john Location: farmville on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    it is a closet come on out
  • by Josephus Jr on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:16 PM
    Sorry he is sick.But the Bible says for every wrong someday you will pay. Rest in peace Elizabeth.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    Dontcha do it! We can't infringe upon his right to a fair and speedy trial. This is still AMERICA! GOD BLESS HER!
  • by Donnie Russ Location: Red Oak on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    What a pathetic excuse for a human.
  • by Fact Dog Location: nc on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    I only wonder how much he paid the doctor.John thinks ;money can get him out of anything.NOW ITS TIME TO PAY UP AND GO TO JAIL.
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      by me on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:10 AM in reply to Fact Dog
      The sad part is in our court system these days it can
  • by Anne Location: greenville on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    No excuses. Just do it!!!
  • by ME Location: NC on Dec 22, 2011 at 03:55 PM
    Send that sucker to trial let him suffer the way he made his wife suffer
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