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Cheri Young, right, is escorted out of the Federal Courthouse in Greensboro, N.C. on Monday, April 30, 2012, after testifying in the John Edwards trial. Young, the wife of an ex-aide to John Edwards broke down on the witness stand Monday as she recounted how the candidate asked the couple to hide an affair he was having and justified using wealthy donors’ money to do it. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Shawn Rocco)

Cheri Young, right, is escorted out of the Federal Courthouse in Greensboro, N.C. on Monday, April 30, 2012, after testifying in the John Edwards trial. Young, the wife of an ex-aide to John Edwards broke down on the witness stand Monday as she recounted how the candidate asked the couple to hide an affair he was having and justified using wealthy donors’ money to do it. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Shawn Rocco)

Charges dropped against Edwards

June 13, 2012

John Edwards was acquitted of a charge of taking illegal campaign contributions on June 13, though the judge declared a mistrial on five other counts because the jury was deadlocked.