Edwards’s Bid to Dismiss Case Fails

    Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards arrives at federal court for an appearance in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, July 14, 2011. Lawyers are trying to reach an agreement on the release of thousands of pages of documents that prosecutors have. They also differ on potential trial dates. Edwards pleaded not guilty last month to six felony charges involving how money was spent during his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Gerry Broome

    A federal judge in North Carolina has denied former presidential candidate John Edwards’s bid to have the criminal case against him thrown out. The former North Carolina senator is being charged with using campaign funds to pay his mistress and cover up the affair during his run for the White House in 2008. Edwards fathered an illegitimate child with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter and funneled money to close aide Andrew Young, who even invited the pregnant Hunter to live with him and his wife in their home. Edwards has pleaded not guilty. The trial is scheduled for January.

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