Jury in John Edwards trial asks for 20 exhibits

MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press Published:

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The jury in the John Edwards campaign fraud trial is looking at about 20 more evidence exhibits during its fifth day of deliberations.

The exhibits the jury asked for Thursday are mostly financial records related to money given by a wealthy Texas lawyer. Prosecutors say John Edwards used the money as part of a plan he orchestrated to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the 2008 White House.

The jury also wanted to see a tape of Edwards' interview on ABC's Nightline. Edwards said during that interview he never asked anybody to pay any money.

The jury has previously looked at financial records involving an elderly heiress.

The former presidential contender is charged with six felony counts related to campaign fraud.

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