Johnny Reid Edwards is an American lawyer and former politician who served as a U.S. senator from North Carolina.
Edwards was the Democratic nominee for vice chairman, alongside John Kerry in 2004, shedding to incumbents George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. He was moreover a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008.
Following his 2008 presidential advertising and marketing marketing campaign, Edwards was, on June 3, 2011, indicted by a federal grand jury on six felony costs of violating a lot of federal advertising and marketing marketing campaign contribution authorized tips to cowl up an extramarital affair to which he in the end admitted to.
However, Edwards was found not accountable on one rely, and the select declared a mistrial on the remaining 5 costs, as a result of the jury was unable to return to an settlement.
The Justice Department dropped the remaining costs and didn’t attempt to retry him. Though Edwards was not convicted of any crime, the revelation that he had engaged in an extramarital affair and fathered a child whereas his partner, Elizabeth, was dying of most cancers, tremendously damaged his public image and primarily ended his political occupation.
Where Is John Edwards Now?
John Edwards is now a personal injury lawyer in Pitt County, North Carolina. After his political occupation ended, Edwards, along with attorneys William Bystrynski and David Kirby, based mostly the laws company Edwards Kirby in Raleigh, which specializes in medical malpractice circumstances. Edwards’ daughter, Cate was the managing authorized skilled of the San Diego office of the company in 2015.