The defense team for John Edwards rested its case Wednesday without calling the former Democratic presidential candidate's ex-mistress to testify at his corruption trial.
Attorneys for Edwards also chose not to call his eldest daughter, Cate, and prosecution star witness Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign aide, before wrapping up their case.
Last week, prosecutors also did not to call former mistress Rielle Hunter to the stand before they rested their case.
Closing arguments are set for Thursday, with the jury deliberations expected to begin Friday.
The former U.S. senator's trial is under way in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is charged with six counts of illegal campaign contributions, conspiracy and falsifying documents. The trial is in its fourth week. If found guilty on all charges, Edwards would face up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.
The government alleges Edwards "knowingly and willingly" accepted large amounts of money from wealthy campaign donors to hide Hunter and her pregnancy in an effort to remain a viable candidate in his 2008 presidential campaign.
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