Roger Clemmons, after a weeks-long trial with daily news updates, was found not-guilty in about ten minutes by the jury. John Edwards, after a weeks-long trial was also exonerated.
Clemmons was charged with lying to Congress. Strange charge, that, given that Congress lies to us all the time and is praised by about half the press and the electorate for doing so. Edwards was charged with violation of a law that almost no two people interpret the same way.
Federal prosecutors scored big victories in their campaign of whimsical terrorist acts against random folks. If you or I had been charged with any of the "crimes" Clemmons or Edwards was charged with, we'd have had to cop a plea or be convicted, simply because we could not have afforded to defend ourselves with lawyers of the quality Clemmons and Edwards were able to afford.
That is why both cases were victories for the nefarious bastards in the Justice Department. Gel-haired mean-spirited lawyers who care little about justice and a lot about scoring "wins." Even in the two cases mentioned here, they won, because they made Clemmons and Edwards feed the system huge amounts of money.
No wonder people blow shit up.