Jury selection to begin John Edwards' trial
John Edwards speaks to reporters on June 3, 2011 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
April 12th, 2012
03:32 AM ET

Jury selection to begin John Edwards' trial

Jury selection begins in a Greensboro, North Carolina, federal courtroom Thursday in the trial of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

Edwards is charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts related to the money dealings of his failed 2008 campaign.

Rielle Hunter, his former mistress, is expected to testify at the trial.

A major issue in the approaching trial is whether money given to support Hunter, by the then-candidate's benefactors should have been considered donations toward his presidential campaign.

Edwards maintains the money was a gift.

Edwards is accused of conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. He denies any wrongdoing.

If convicted on all counts, Edwards could face 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1.5 million.

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  1. O

    Now mary,,,,, just calm down ok and relax,,,,,i remember that when you first started here you shoved religion down all of our throats so since you are so pushy this is what comes around goes around,,,,,,,,you treat us nice then we treat you nice

    April 13, 2012 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. N Tyler

    This crazy black people dont have big nose and we are not nasty get your facts together.John hang in there you made your choice help with the kids no matter what

    April 13, 2012 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sara

    Or should I wouokrt later in the day nearer dinner (or the protein shake)? Could I still do my morning jog? (I think I'll be only really able to do the wouokrt at morning or evening) Also, how long should I do this regime before moving back onto weights and so on?

    July 14, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
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