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John Edwards Judge Declares Mistrial in Campaign Payment Case

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and former Senator John Edwards leaves a federal courthouse with his parents Bobbie and Wallace Edwards, left, on May 25, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- The judge in John Edwards's federal criminal trial for campaign-finance violations declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on all but one count. They found the former U.S. senator not guilty of a single count of receiving illegal contributions.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sophia Pearson in Philadelphia at spearson3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Dunn at adunn8@bloomberg.net

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