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Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards and his daughter, Cate Edwards, arrive at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter, as well as her pregnancy. He has pleaded not guilty to six charges related to violations of campaign finance laws. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Charges dropped against Edwards

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.