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APNewsBreak: Prosecutor to consider criminal contempt charges in Edwards sex tape case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ' A prosecutor will decide whether an ex-aide to John Edwards will face contempt charges related to a court fight over a video that purported to show the ex-presidential candidate having sex with his then-mistress.
A North Carolina judge has appointed the prosecutor to consider criminal charges against Andrew Young, his wife and two of their lawyers.
A judge previously found probable cause for contempt charges arising from a lawsuit filed against the Youngs by Rielle Hunter, Edwards' mistress. A state court ordered that documents in the lawsuit be sealed. Young is accused of giving them to federal prosecutors in the criminal case.
Young was the star witness at Edwards' campaign corruption trial. Edwards was acquitted on one count and the jury deadlocked on five others.
All copies of the video were ordered destroyed.