Cheri Young And Edwards Coverup
Published: May 1, 2012
Cheri Young And Edwards Coverup, John Edwards’ legal team is waiting their turn to grill Cheri Young today, the woman who tearfully told a court that she was “disgusted” with Edwards’ efforts to hide his pregnant mistress but decided to help anyway.
Young is the wife of Edwards’ former top aide Andrew Young. She returns to the stand today after her emotional testimony Monday was cut short by a migraine headache.
She may get another migraine today because she can expect tough questioning on cross examination. She can expect to be asked why about $1 million of the alleged hush money ended up in her family’s pockets and helped bankroll the construction of their luxurious North Carolina home.
Her husband, who was the leadoff witness in the trial last week, was kept on the stand for more than two days of grueling cross examination by Edwards’ lawyers.
Edwards is accused of using campaign donations during the 2007-08 presidential campaign to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter. If convicted, Edwards could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.
The defense claims that Edwards used the money to hide Hunter from his wife, not from the government or the public.
During her testimony Monday, Cheri Young, 38, testified that she agreed to go along with a scheme to funnel more than $1 million of donations through her account because Edwards assured her that it was legal.
“I heard Mr. John Edwards tell me on the phone that he checked with the campaign lawyers and this is legal. Get the money in,” she testified that Edwards said to her. “He was very short and very angry.” (ABC News)
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