June 1, 2012 |
After almost nine days of deliberations, jurors in the corruption trial of John Edwards reached a not guilty verdict on just one of the six felony counts. On the other five charges the judge declared a mistrial. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles had urged jurors to continue deliberating on the remaining counts against the former U.S. Senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate until the deadlock was apparent. Edwards, 58, was indicted by a federal grand jury last June on six felony charges in a case involving nearly $1 million provided by two wealthy political donors - the late lawyer Fred Baron and heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon - to help him hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.
May 18, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Attorneys hammered at the credibility of John Edwards and his once-trusted aide as arguments in his campaign corruption trial ended Thursday, leaving jurors to decide whether the presidential candidate's sex scandal cover-up amounted to a crime or a litany of lies. Jurors begin deliberations Friday on six counts of campaign finance fraud that could send Edwards to prison for up to 30 years. They will weigh whether to believe Edwards' arguments that he didn't knowingly break the law when he sought to cover up an affair with his pregnant mistress, or his aide, Andrew Young, who said Edwards recruited him to use secret donations from wealthy donor to hide the affair.
May 3, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The wife of a former aide to John Edwards rebuffed questions Tuesday on whether she had any incentive to lie to hurt the former presidential candidate. "Sir, I'm here to tell the truth about my experiences, about my life," Cheri Young said in response to one of Edwards' defense lawyers. "It was a lie when we accepted paternity for your client, and that is why we are here today. " Her husband, Andrew Young, was among Edwards' closest aides in 2007, when the couple became embroiled in a yearlong effort to cover up the former U.S. senator's extramarital affair and the pregnancy that resulted from it. Both Youngs have testified at Edwards' campaign-finance corruption trial that the candidate asked Andrew Young to issue a statement falsely claiming paternity of the child Edwards fathered with his mistress, Rielle Hunter.
May 1, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The wife of a former aide to John Edwards broke down on the witness stand Monday as she recounted how the candidate had asked the couple to hide an affair he was having and justified using wealthy donors' money to do it. Testifying at Edwards' campaign corruption trial, Cheri Young said she had huddled around a phone in her Chapel Hill, N.C., home in December 2007 with her husband, Andrew Young, and Edwards' pregnant mistress, Rielle...
April 27, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' former aide acknowledged Thursday that much of nearly $1 million in campaign supporters' cash went to build his North Carolina dream house, not to buy the silence of the presidential candidate's pregnant mistress. Andrew Young testified for a fourth straight day at Edwards' campaign finance fraud trial, peppered with questions from Edwards attorney Abbe Lowell about the money from two donors that flowed into personal accounts controlled by Young and his wife.
April 26, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Andrew Young, once a close aide and good friend to John Edwards, testified Wednesday that his relationship with the former presidential candidate began to crumble about the time Edwards dropped out of the 2008 race and his baby girl was born to his mistress. On the witness stand for the third day in Edwards' criminal trial, Young said the former North Carolina senator stopped returning his calls in January 2008, as Edwards was suspending his White House bid after early primary losses in Iowa and New Hampshire.
April 25, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' first reaction when he learned his mistress may be pregnant was to downplay the chances he was the father, calling the woman a "crazy slut," his former close campaign aide testified Tuesday. It was summer 2007 and Edwards was in the midst of a presidential bid. Andrew Young testified that the former North Carolina senator hatched a plan to funnel money from rich friends to provide the woman a monthly allowance, even though Young said he doubted it was legal.
December 4, 2009 |
ATLANTA - Andrew Young worries about what he'll see Sunday at the Georgia Dome. "My biggest fear is that everybody is going to be wearing their Mike Vick jerseys," said Young, the former Atlanta mayor, U.S. representative, and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "If I were at Green Bay, I sure wouldn't be rooting for Brett Favre coming back there. " As Michael Vick prepares to return here for the first time with the Eagles, his relationship with this city remains complicated.
November 25, 2006 |
Senior linebacker Andrew Young parlayed a hunch into a dramatic tackle, preserving unbeaten West Deptford's pulsating 21-14 victory over gallant Paulsboro last night. With 3,300 fans watching on a gorgeous night in West Deptford, Young tackled Paulsboro quarterback Gerald Hodges at the Eagles' 2-yard line - 1 yard shy of the first down - to end the Red Raiders' final possession with 34 seconds left. Hodges, an electric, 6-foot-2, 190-pound sophomore who spent the night zigzagging away from West Deptford's pass rush and making numerous big plays, lined up in a fourth and 6 from the 7 with 46 seconds left.
August 31, 2006 |
Cynthia Tucker is editorial page editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Unlikely though it may seem, Andrew Young, the embattled ambassador for social justice, is in a unique position to push forward a candid, searching conversation about race in America. Two weeks ago, when he inexplicably meandered into the territory of vile ethnic stereotypes, he revealed what we all know but rarely acknowledge publicly: Bigotry is not the exclusive domain of any race or religion or region.