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Sixth day of deliberations in John Edwards begin

Prosecutors say Edwards used nearly $1 million from donors in a plan to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.

By Associated Press / May 25, 2012

Former US presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards leaves a federal court during the fifth day of jury deliberations in Greensboro, N.C., on May 24.

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GREENSBORO, North Carolina

The jury in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial is set for a sixth day of deliberations Friday.

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Prosecutors say Edwards used nearly $1 million from donors in a plan to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.

Edwards is charged with six felony counts related to illegal campaign contributions. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 30 years in prison, though legal experts predict a term of less than five years.

He did not testify at the trial.

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