The ongoing soap-opera that is John Edwards took another turn last Friday when Judge Catherine Eagles granted Edwards and his attorneys a minimum two month delay in his pending federal trial (See article).
Eagles said she weighed letters from Edwards’s physicians detailing his condition and treatment before making the decision. The Today Show reported late Friday evening that Edwards suffered from irregular heart rhythms.
Last June, Edwards was indicted on six felony counts of violating federal campaign laws. Federal prosecutors allege that Edwards accepted campaign payment in excess of the legal limits, falsified campaign reports and used the money to hide an affair with his mistress, Rielle Hunter, the mother of Edwards’ child.
If convicted on all counts, Edwards could face up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.