The jury in the John Edwards campaign finance trial found Edwards not guilty of one of the six counts he was charged with. They were unable to reach a verdict in the other five. The judge declared a mistrial on those five counts.
Edwards was found not guilty of accepting improper campaign donations from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon in 2008. Three of the other charges also dealt with improper campaign finance practices.
Because a mistrial was declared, the prosecutor can decide to try John Edwards again on those five charges.
John Edwards was accused of using donations in excess of campaign finance limits to hide a relationship he had with Videographer Rielle Hunter, who was pregnant at the time with his child. The Edwards defense team argued that the donations were not campaign-related and were intended to keep the relationship from his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, who has since died of cancer. The prosecution argued that the donations were intended in part to protect John Edwards in his campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.