John Edwards to hit the speaking circuit

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The 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate will address PMP Marketing’s annual client retreat in Orlando, according to an itinerary posted on the firm’s website. Edwards is slated to speak on June 6, the second day of the three-day retreat, for about 45 minutes.

Edwards has kept a low profile since he was found not guilty last May on one felony charge of accepting illegal campaign contributions from heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. The jury was deadlocked on five other felony charges and the judge declared a mistrial.


In total, Edwards faced six felony charges, including conspiracy, making false statements, and four counts of receiving illegal campaign contributions during his failed bid for the presidency in 2008. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The charges stemmed from a payment of $925,000 made by Mellon and one other campaign donor to allegedly cover up an affair he had with his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, who later gave birth to his daughter.