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Edwards Asks For Case Dismissal

Hannah Madans |
October 26, 2011 | 1:52 p.m. PDT

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John Edwards (courtesy Creative Commons)
John Edwards (courtesy Creative Commons)

UPDATE 1:36 p.m. PDT Oct. 27: Edward's bid to dimiss his case failed.


John Edwards will face a federal judge Wednesday in hopes of dismissing campaign-finance charges against him. Last moth Edward’s lawyers argued in five motions that the case was brought up by a partisan Republican prosecutor to take him down, according to The Daily Beast.

In response, prosecutors filed motions to back their charges.

The hearing will be held by a federal judge in North Carolina, according to CBS.

Edwards is charged with using $1 million from campaign funds to cover up an affair with Rielle Hunter. He is also charged with falsifying reports to cover up the payments, reports ABC. Edwards pled not guilty.


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