John Edwards jury resumes deliberation for 7th day

John Edwards, center, arrives at a federal courthouse with his mother Bobbie Edwards, right, and his father Wallace Edwards, left, for the seventh day of jury deliberations in his trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, May 29, 2012.  Edwards, the former U.S. presidential candidate, faces six felony charges in a case involving nearly $1 million provided by two political donors to help hide the Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

John Edwards, center, arrives at a federal courthouse with his mother Bobbie Edwards, right, and his father Wallace Edwards, left, for the seventh day of jury deliberations in his trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Edwards, the former U.S. presidential candidate, faces six felony charges in a case involving nearly $1 million provided by two political donors to help hide the Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The jury in the John Edwards campaign finance corruption trial is deliberating for a seventh day after a long weekend in which they were warned by the judge not to discuss the case.

The jurors reconvened Tuesday in a federal courthouse in North Carolina.

Edwards faces six felony charges in a case involving nearly $1 million provided by two wealthy donors to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.

The jury must sift through notes from 17 days of testimony and review about 500 trial exhibits, many of them voluminous phone and financial records. They must not only determine whether the candidate knew about the secret payments, which he has denied, but whether he realized he was violating federal law by allowing them.

Associated Press
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