Former U.S. Senator John Edwards is off the hook! Last month a North Carolina jury deadlocked on five charges of campaign finance fraud against Edwards, but they did find Edwards not guilty on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions. Today federal prosecutors say they respect the jury’s judgement and won’t re-try Edwards on the unresolved counts.
He was accused of using political donations to hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 White House run. During the trial prosecutors argued that Edwards masterminded the scheme to salvage his presidential bid. But the defense said he was just trying to hide his affair from his wife who was dying of cancer.
So what do you think? John Edwards’ actions were not proven criminal…but they were sleazy. Is there anything he can do to redeem himself? Sound off below!