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Monday Marks Day 11 In Edwards Trial

Week three of the John Edwards Trial begins with a lawyer in the witness box.

Jeff Tiberii: Alex Forger testified on Friday about the 725 thousand dollars his client Bunny Mellon provided to an Edwards aide. Forger said Mellon gave the money as a gift and it was intended to benefit Edwards. The 101-year-old donor did not know it was to hide Edwards' mistress. Forger also said that Edwards former lawyer Wade Smith acknowledged in 2008 that Edwards was aware of the payments. Edwards has denied knowing about the payments. Forger will be followed on the stand by other Mellon associates. Rielle Hunter, the woman with whom Edwards had an affair is due to testify later this week. The prosecution has indicated it could rest its case as early as Thursday.

Jeff Tiberii covers politics for WUNC. Before that, he served as the station's Greensboro Bureau Chief.
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