Justice Department Has Officially Abandoned Its Case Against John Edwards

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The Justice Department is dropping its campaign finance case against John Edwards for good.Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the case with prejudice Wednesday, indicating they would not try to take another swipe at the former vice-presidential hopeful, NPR reported.

Their decision comes after a jury deadlocked on five of six counts against Edwards last month.

“In the interest of justice we have decided not to retry Mr. Edwards on those counts,” the DOJ’s Lanny Breuer said in a statement posted by NPR.

Edwards was accused of illegally using campaign money to hide his affair with his notoriously eccentric mistress, Rielle Hunter.

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