Judge Considering Whether To Delay Edwards Trial

The federal judge set to preside over the upcoming trial of John Edwards met behind closed doors Friday with a federal prosecutor and a lawyer for the two-time Democratic presidential candidate.

Edwards is seeking to delay the scheduled Jan. 30 start date for his trial on campaign finance charges, citing a medical condition that has not been publicly disclosed.

It is not clear what issues were discussed Friday in the judge's chambers. Edwards' lawyer declined to comment when leaving the courthouse.

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

Edwards appeared healthy at a pretrial hearing last month.

Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13.


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  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Jan 8, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    A Federal Prosecutor (lawyer), Judge (lawyer), Edward's attorney (Lawyer) deciding on the fate of Edwards (Lawyer). Is there any irony to this situation? All out of the same snake pit
  • by P on Jan 8, 2012 at 04:02 AM
    Let HIM SUFFER!
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Jan 7, 2012 at 05:13 PM
    the tobacco money edwards got that should have gotten past him to the patients is obscene. Nasty greedy selfish creepy democrat!
  • by Dawg on Jan 7, 2012 at 02:31 PM
    Why bother with the show of a trial, the verdic and sentence has already been bought and paid for. The trial will be nothing but a drain on tax dollars, to put on a show for the public. The good ole boy network, will keep him safe.
  • by 40some on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    Why go to trial at all? He and mike easley will be forming their own law practice together playing golf together and investing in realestate. Imagine the fun they'll have chasing women together. Bev needs these guys to tell her what to do. It would look bad if she had to see them in central.
  • by Ridiculous on Jan 7, 2012 at 09:36 AM
    Funny how he wants sympathy for a medical condition but what was he doing while Elizabeth was sick? He was with that ugly long faced blonde bimbo making a baby. I say put him in jail
  • by dc wayne county on Jan 7, 2012 at 07:26 AM
    Put the SCUMB BAG under the JAIL!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 at 06:34 AM
    Don't waste anymore money. Just let him off. He is going to get off or get a slap.
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