JUDGE SETS EDWARDS TRIAL DATE

Published on: November 17, 2011
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JUDGE SETS EDWARDS TRIAL DATE

Mark your calendars! The political criminal trial of the century “The United States vs. Johnny Reid Edwards” now has a start date.

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles, who sits on the bench in Greensboro, N.C. docketed Jan. 30 for the beginning of jury selection in the criminal trial of the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, with the first evidence to be presented before the jury no later than Feb. 13.

As The ENQUIRER reported in a series of investigative reports beginning in 2007, Edwards is accused of funneling presidential campaign funds to buy a conspiracy of silence to hide his pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter from the world and his wife, Elizabeth.

Edwards was arrested this summer and charged with violating campaign finance law during his failed 2008 presidential bid by misappropriating nearly $ 1 million in funds from two political supporters, Listerine heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and Dallas financier Fred Baron, to cover the living expenses of Hunter and their lovechild, Frances Quinn.

Edwards, who has pleaded not guilty, is also accused by the Department of Justice of falsifying reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.