John Edwards Gambles on NC Jury to Avoid Prison

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 04:04 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

As a young personal injury lawyer, John Edwards earned a reputation for turning down multimillion-dollar settlement offers on bets that jurors would award his clients more money at the end of a trial.

Now the former U.S. senator and two-time presidential candidate is making the biggest courtroom gamble of his life — that a jury will clear him of alleged campaign finance violations arising from nearly $1 million secretly provided by wealthy campaign donors to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.

Jury selection for Edwards' criminal trial begins Thursday in federal court in Greensboro. The proceedings are expected to last six weeks.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Edwards has said he has "complete and absolute certainty" that he didn't violate federal campaign-finance laws.


© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

El Paso Lacking English-Speaking Foster Homes

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 10:22 AM

A dearth of foster home providers who speak English is posing a problem in El Paso, Texas, where increasing numbers of c . . .

Texas Rep. Jackson Lee Blasts Georgia's New Gun Carry Law

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 09:51 AM

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has slammed the new law expanding gun carry rights in Georgia passed by the Rep . . .

Missouri GOP Lawmakers Move to Impeach Democratic Governor

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 08:02 AM

Missouri Republican lawmakers are proposing three separate impeachment resolutions against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, Th . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved