Feds Drop Case Against John Edwards He won't be tried again By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jun 13, 2012 3:35 PM CDT 7 comments Comments In a May 31 file photo, John Edwards speaks outside a federal courthouse as his daughter, Cate Edwards, left, and father Wallace Edwards, listen. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) (Newser) – Another big win for John Edwards today: Federal prosecutors have filed an order dismissing the remaining criminal charges against him. The move comes after a jury in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate last month on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions. It deadlocked on five other felony counts, resulting in a mistrial on those charges. Today's statement from the Justice Department said prosecutors will not seek to retry Edwards on the five unresolved counts.