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Ex-Edwards aide back on the witness stand at trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The aide who helped former presidential candidate John Edwards hide his mistress’s pregnancy is back on the witness stand, telling a jury about money that flowed from a wealthy supporter.

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards, right, leaves a federal court with his daughter Cate.

Former aide Andrew Young testified Tuesday for a second day at Edwards’ criminal trial. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to campaign finance violations.

Young testified that Edwards’ aides sought money from several people in 2007 to hide Rielle Hunter while Edwards was running for the 2008 presidential nomination.

Young says money from heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon started flowing in June 2007 with two checks totaling $35,000. Young says the money was deposited in a bank account controlled by him and his wife, Cheri.

Young says Edwards assured him the money was legal.