EDWARDS JURY PROBES DEEPER INTO BUNNY MONEY

Published on: May 23, 2012
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LATEST 5/24 930 AM Jury begins 5th day of delberations.

JOHN EDWARDS paced the 2nd floor of the courtroom as the jury in its 4th day of deliberations scrutinized the hush money evidence.

The Greensboro, North Carolina jury which will determine the guilt or innocence of the disgraced Presidential candidate it requested a closer look at some key evidence.

Jurors late on Tuesday asked to see trial exhibits that might explain the intent behind Presdiential campaign contributions from late Dallas money man Fred Baron and 102 year-old-Listerine heiress Rachel "Bunny” Mellon used to orchestrate a conspiracy of silence designed to keep Edwards' pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter away from media after The NATIONAL ENQUIRER first exposed their  affair in October, 2007.

As The ENQUIRER reported previously in a 5 year exhaustive investigation prompting The Department of Justice to probe Edwards misuse of Presidential Campaign funds, jurors looked closer at exhibits delineating the paper trail – particularly from the love-struck “Bunny” Mellon.

Prosecutors have accused Edwards, 58, of trying to salvage his campaign by masterminding a plot which funneled nearly $ 1 million to Hunter, and former Edwards loyalist Andrew Young who falsely claimed paternity of the love child child Edwards fathered with Hunter.

The jurors seem to be taking each count of the criminal charges one by one.

If Edwards is found guilty on all six criminal counts, he could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison and pay millions in fines.

He would naturally lose his law license as well.

The Washington Post reported "that when the jurors walked past Edwards today, the former senator looked directly at them. But the jurors looked away."

Stay with The ENQUIRER as we follow the John Edwards saga to its legal conclusion.