Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards arrives at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, May 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Attorneys for John Edwards say they will
not call the former presidential candidate or his mistress Rielle
Hunter to testify at his campaign corruption trial.
Defense attorneys also told a federal judge they expect to rest
their case later Wednesday.
Hunter could have echoed Edwards' position that he didn't have
direct knowledge of the secret effort to care for her and keep her
out of the public eye. But she could have also called more
attention to the lies surrounding her affair and pregnancy.
Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use money from two
wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress during his bid for the
2008 White House.
Edwards faces six counts of campaign finance violations. If
convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.
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