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Is John Edwards still a paid faculty member employed by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill?

Pressley Baird
StarNews

Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards arrives at a federal courthouse for an appearance in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Edwards is accused of using about $1 million in undisclosed payments from campaign donors to cover up an affair during his 2008 White House bid. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

John Edwards is currently waiting for a trial to determine if he’s guilty of violating several campaign contribution laws to hide an affair he had during his 2008 campaign. But before all of that, he worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Edwards was the first director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at UNC-CH’s School of Law. The center opened in February 2005, and Edwards held his position as director until December 2006, according to the center’s website.

The human resources department at UNC said they didn’t have Edwards listed as a faculty member. Searching UNC’s online directory brought up two results for a “John Edwards.” One works as a facility maintenance technician, and one works for housekeeping services, according to the directory.

UPDATE: Federal prosecutors dropped the case against John Edwards in June 2012 after the judge declared a mistrial.

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