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John Edwards

NO PRISON

In Campaign Fraud Case

6/13/2012 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A huge victory for John Edwards -- prosecutors will NOT be retrying the former Presidential candidate after the judge declared a mistrial in his campaign fraud case ... meaning he's officially in the clear.

Last month, Edwards was found "not guilty" of accepting illegal campaign contributions -- one of six campaign fraud charges stemming from his 2008 run for President. The judge declared a mistrial on the remaining counts after jurors deadlocked.

It was unclear if federal prosecutors would seek to retry Edwards -- but today, they filed an order dismissing the remaining charges ... meaning there will be no retrial.

The remaining charges included 3 additional counts of receiving illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy, and one count of making false statements.

Edwards had been accused of using nearly $1 million in campaign contributions to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter and their lovechild from the public.

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Jay W.     

It was a gift...


Dodged a bullet there Johnny boy !

673 days ago
2.

pattycake    

Hopefully he has been shamed enough to crawl back under a rock and not be heard from again. So glad I am not a part of his family.

673 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

son of a bitch, he got away with it. Jeeez!

Rest in Peace, Elizabeth

673 days ago
4.

Vonarie    

Pathetic - I can't believe his daughter stood by his side - what an insult to her poor mother (RIP). Seems impossible to convict any of these s*** bags these days. Sigh.

673 days ago
5.

EMP BITE ME    

Well i guess they would need solid proof that the money was not a gift,once a old lady put it down as a gift,he can do what he wants with the money since its not part of the president race,...
Anyways wont take away from the fact he is a lying s***bag who would slide his penis anywhere a vagina is.

673 days ago
6.

Mr. Bate    

His wife is dying of cancer and he's sniffing ***** elsewhere. jajajaja My hero!

673 days ago
7.

alyssa    

what a crock of @*$*, not to mention a disgrace. Rot in hell s*** bag.

673 days ago
8.

tiki    

All I can say is that American justice did not work this time. A tragedy.

673 days ago
9.

kerrplunk    

Illuminate

673 days ago
10.

stu    

waste of taxpayers $!

673 days ago
11.

Morgan    

Talk about getting off...

673 days ago
12.

Yeti    

He's still a s***bag,

673 days ago
13.

Rich    

Proves again that rich crooks can get away with a crime.

673 days ago
14.

Googie    

Do you think Edwards cares what the public thinks about him since he didn't care what his wife Elizabeth was going through? No doubt the weasel, if given a chance, would run for office again.

No consequences for coverup is the final conclusion.

673 days ago
15.

Bud    

but.....if he he was a black politician,....

673 days ago
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