Well, you gave it a good shot, Feds!
Federal prosecutors have dropped the remaining criminal charges against John Edwards.
He was acquitted last month on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions. There was a deadlocked on five other felony counts, which meant those charges resulted in an infuriating mistrial.
Edwards was accused of using about $1 million in secret payments from two wealthy political donors to hide his pregnant mistress — which was suuuuper shady!
Here's what the prosecutors said:
"Last month, the government put forward its best case against Mr. Edwards. The jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict on five of the six counts of the indictment, however, and we respect their judgment. In the interest of justice, we have decided not to retry Mr. Edwards on those counts."
Too bad they went to trial with such a weak case!
You dodged this one, Edwards! We hope that'll change your ways!
You can go back to being a sketchy psychic!
Wait, that's John Edward? Oops.
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