John Edwards Seeks Dismissal of Indictment, Alleges Prosecutorial Vindictiveness
Posted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 11:23:40 AM EST
Tags: John Edwards, John Edwards Trial (all tags)
Among the bevy of motions to dismiss filed by lawyers for John Edwards yesterday, the most interesting to the public should be the motion to dismiss for abuse of prosecutiorial discretion and prosecutorial vindictiveness.
Edwards says former U.S. Attorney George Holding, now running for Congress, investigated him searching for a crime, rather than investigating a crime and searching for the culprit. He says Holding was driven by prior animosity and conflict with Edwards and Holding's own political ambitions.
The brief supporting the motion is 32 pages, I've posted the Statement of Facts here and some of the allegations below.
The crux of the argument by Team Edwards (which now consists of Abbe Lowell, James P Clooney, III and Wade Smith -- Gregory Craig and Skadden Arps are no longer on the case) is : [More...]
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