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Federal prosecutors rebut Edwards’ motion to dismiss case (access required)

Former senator seeks to paint investigation as politically motivated by GOP crusader, but feds point out that ‘career prosecutors’ handled the case

RALEIGH (AP) — Prosecutors seeking to try John Edwards for campaign finance violations have filed a stack of motions rebutting the former presidential candidate’s contention that the case against him is fundamentally flawed. Lawyers for Edwards filed five motions last month asking a federal judge to dismiss all six felony and misdemeanor counts, arguing that case is the work of a partisan Republican prosecutor bent on taking down a big-name Democrat. In motions filed last week, prosecutors ridiculed Edwards’ arguments as baseless and ignorant of the law.

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