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'Bunny' Money Was Gift for Edwards: Lawyer

Rachel Mellon never intended the payments as campaign donations: testimony

(Newser) - Another prosecution witness in the John Edwards trial may have just helped torpedo the prosecution. The lawyer for Rachel "Bunny" Mellon testified today that the billionaire heiress gave Edwards payments as gifts, not campaign contributions, MSNBC reports. Falsely labeled for furniture purchases, the checks were always intended to help... More »

101-Year-Old Donor Had Crush on Edwards

Interior designer testifies about how 'Bunny' Mellon funneled cash to Edwards

(Newser) - Rachel "Bunny" Mellon didn't just throw money at John Edwards because she liked his liberal platform. A close friend of the 101-year-old testified yesterday that the millionaire heiress had something of a crush on the senator, the New York Post reports. "She liked how he looked, what... More »

Aide: Edwards Called Hunter 'Crazy Slut'

Andrew Young testifies in campaign finance trial

(Newser) - Andrew Young, who also once pretended to be the father of Rielle Hunter's baby to cover for former boss John Edwards, took the stand at Edwards' campaign finance trial yesterday—and he was a mess. He got flustered, gave conflicting (and at least once, wrong) answers, and constantly asked... More »

Bunny Mellon Speaks of 'Great Friend' John Edwards

Reclusive donor is at heart of campaign finance indictment

(Newser) - Why did millionaire philanthropist Rachel "Bunny" Mellon give John Edwards $725,000 : to save his presidential campaign or to hide his extramarital affair from his wife? That question, at the heart of Edwards' indictment on charges of campaign finance violations, has thrust the reclusive Mellon into the spotlight. But... More »

Edwards Asked 100-Year-Old Heiress For Millions

Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon at heart of case against him

(Newser) - John Edwards met with 100-year-old billionaire heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon just weeks before he was indicted—and asked her for millions of dollars, sources tell ABC News . The source didn’t say what Edwards wanted the money for, but the visit is sure to raise eyebrows, because Mellon is... More »

Edwards Charges Likely Today

Former candidate expected to be indicted or forge plea deal

(Newser) - The two-year federal investigation into John Edwards has reached a critical point and criminal charges against him are expected to be filed today. Edwards' attorney has traveled to North Carolina to meet with prosecutors, and the former Democratic presidential candidate is likely to either be indicted or reach a plea... More »

John Edwards Meets With Donor at Center of Probe

Visit to Bunny Mellon purely social, lawyers claim

(Newser) - With the Justice Department preparing to file criminal charges against him for using illegal campaign contributions to cover up his affair, John Edwards paid an "entirely personal and social" visit to the donor at the heart of the probe, her lawyers say. The former candidate spent yesterday afternoon at... More »

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