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Good evening I'm Rivera jury in North Carolina -- said late this afternoon it had had enough in the John Edwards campaign finance trial.
They reached a not guilty verdict on only one of six counts.
And the judge declared a mistrial Jonathan Serrie is live in Greensboro historic good -- Jonathan.
Good evening -- well this certainly came as a relief to John Edwards who waited nine days for the jury to come up with at least.
Some sort of a decision in this case.
Less than an hour ago John Edwards emerge from the courthouse you see behind me and on those steps he made this statement.
While I do not believe that did anything illegal -- ever thought I was doing anything illegal.
I did an awful awful lot and that was wrong.
And there is no one else.
For my stance.
None of the people he came to court and testified.
Nobody working for the government is responsible.
Am responsible in the.
The jury found -- not guilty on one count of accepting illegal campaign donations from heiress Rachel bunny Mellon in 2008.
But it could not reach a verdict on the other five counts which included other allegations regarding illegal campaign donations conspiracy and filing false financial reports.
The judge urged jurors to continue deliberating the other counts -- 45 minutes later they send her a note indicating they were confident.
In their conclusions the note read quote.
We do not believe eight different verdict will be reached.
Before dismissing jurors judge Catherine Eagles told them quote.
I know you're probably frustrated but you've worked hard you've done your jobs and you can hold your head -- Although not convicted of anything illegal John Edwards undisputed personal -- wolf.
Likely prevent him from seeking any political office in the near -- future nevertheless when he spoke to reporters out on the courthouse steps behind me he indicated.
He still wanted to dedicate the rest of his life advocating public policy to benefit the poor Brett.
Jonathan thank you quite a day out there let's get some.
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