Jury in John Edwards trial wraps up fifth day of deliberations
ASSOCIATED PRESS May 24, 2012 10:50AM
John Edwards arrives at a federal courthouse following his lunch break as the jury deliberates for a fourth day in his trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Edwards faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges.(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Updated: May 24, 2012 8:38PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The jury in John Edwards’ campaign corruption trial has concluded a fifth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.
The jury looked at about 20 exhibits during its discussions Thursday. Most of them were financial records involving money given by a wealthy Texas lawyer. Prosecutors say John Edwards used the money as part of a plan he orchestrated to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the 2008 White House.
The jury also wanted to see a tape of Edwards’ interview on ABC’s Nightline. Edwards said during that interview he never asked anybody to pay any money.
The jury has previously looked at financial records involving an elderly heiress.
Edwards is charged with six felony counts related to illegal campaign contributions.