Law Blog Doc Dump: Edwards Exhibits

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Written By admin at Friday, April 27th, 2012

Former U.S. Senator John Edwards

The U.S. district Court in Greensboro, N.C., has posted dozens of exhibits in the trial of John Edwards, who is accused of violating campaign-finance laws by accepting more than $ 900,000 from two donors to conceal his pregnant mistress during his 2008 campaign.

The exhibits were entered into evidence during the  testimony of former Edwards aide Andrew Young, a key government witness who says he coordinated the secret payments and took Edwards’s mistress, Rielle Hunter, on a months-long trip with his own wife and three children to keep out of sight.

The exhibits include several voicemails by Edwards checking in on Young and Hunter, and records of checks from Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, a wealthy, now 101-year-old Edwards benefactor who helped finance Hunter’s expenses. The exhibits also include photos of the luxury resorts where the Youngs and Hunter stayed while trying to avoid the press.

h/t Josh Gerstein

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