Jury in John Edwards trial ends third day of deliberations
ASSOCIATED PRESS May 22, 2012 4:06PM
John Edwards, left, arrives with his daughter Cate Edwards, right, at a federal courthouse as the jury deliberates for a third day in his trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts related to campaign finance violations over nearly $1 million from two wealthy donors used to help hide the Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Updated: May 22, 2012 4:06PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The jury deciding the fate of former presidential candidate John Edwards has finished a third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.
Edwards faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday, after nearly four weeks of testimony.
The jurors ended their talks Tuesday shortly after requesting access to notes from Alex Forger, the lawyer for Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. The 101-year-old heiress provided most of the nearly $1 million in secret payments prosecutors say Edwards used to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
Edwards also faces up to $1.5 million in fines if convicted on all counts.