(ABC NEWS) After a lengthy deliberation, a North Carolina jury has reached a verdict in the John Edwards mistress-and-money trial.
The verdict is expected to be read shortly.
The jury began deliberating on May 18 after a month of testimony, which at times sounded more like a steamy soap opera than a trial on the intricacies of campaign finance rules.
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Charged with six counts of violating federal campaign laws, Edwards was accused by the government of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child while running for president in 2008.