Update: After deliberating for a hour the jurors returned, the one not-guilty verdict was announced. A mistrial was declared on all remaining charges. The jury has been dismissed.
After nine days of deliberations a verdict has been reached in the John Edwards corruption trial after nine days of deliberations. Edwards eldest daughter, Cate, and Edwards' parents are in the courtroom with the former Democratic U-S senator and presidential nominee. Edwards is accused of funneling nearly a million dollars in campaign money to hide his then pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter. The former senator is being charged with six counts of accepting illegal campaign contributions, falsifying documents and conspiracy. Edwards could be given up to 30 years in prison and a one-point-five million dollar fine. The judge has ordered jurors to continue deliberations after they announced they had reached a verdict on only one of six counts. The judge has issued an "Allen charge," which means the jury has to go back into deliberations to try to reach an unanimous verdict on all counts.