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The trial of former Senator John Edwards on corruption charges has focused national attention on Greensboro, NC. This week, an attorney for Virginia heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who gave a total of $725,000 to Edwards, and whose money is at the root of the criminal charges, returned to the witness stand.

The ultimate question surrounding the sum of money, especially a check for $175,000 that was deposited into an aide’s account, is whether it was meant to be a personal gift to Edwards or a contribution to his campaign. If the government can convince a jury that it was a campaign contribution and that Edwards illegally used it to try to hide his affair and subsequent child with Rielle Hunter, he stands to be convicted of criminal charges.

However, according to Mellon’s attorney, the money was meant as a personal gift from Mellon to Edwards because she had taken a liking to him as a person and not because of his campaign. According to the attorney, when Edwards found out about the money, he wanted to give it back.

The intricate legal details of the case, as well as the prison time that Edwards could face if convicted, make it evident why those facing criminal charges of any sort need the assistance of an experienced criminal attorney.

If you need a Greensboro criminal attorney, The Law Firm of Schlosser & Pritchett aggressively defends the rights of those who face criminal charges. Whether you face a misdemeanor or a felony charge, your attorney from Schlosser & Pritchett will work diligently to get the best possible outcome for your case.

The diligence of an experienced Greensboro criminal attorney provides the level of service necessary to secure the best outcome possible. The Law Firm of Schlosser & Pritchett provides the personal attention that you, and your case, merit. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with an attorney, please call (336) 292-4076 or visit

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