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John Edwards trial gets potential witness list

April 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Many people close to John Edwards are on the witness list for the former senator and vice presidential nominee's trial.

Edwards is accused of using campaign funds to make secret payments to his mistress. That woman, Rielle Hunter, is on the witness list. Edwards' eldest daughter and former campaign aid Andrew Young are also on the list. Young handled the money given to Hunter and made false claims that he fathered a child Hunter had by Edwards.

The proposed witness list debuted following the start of jury selection for Edwards' federal trial in Greensboro, N.C.

Edwards faces six counts related to nearly $1 million in secret payments from two campaign donors used to help hide the married candidate's pregnant mistress during his White House campaign. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.


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