RALEIGH, NC (AP) - A lawyer for a former aide to John Edwards denies willfully providing off-limits information to federal prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against the two-time presidential candidate.
The denial was made in a court filing Monday. It comes after lawyers for former Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter filed a motion seeking a contempt charge against Andrew Young and his wife.
Hunter's lawyers contend the Youngs or their legal team gave prosecutors material from her civil lawsuit, potentially including a deposition of Edwards that has been sealed.
The Youngs' lawyer, Robert Elliot, denied "willfully" giving the files to prosecutors.
Hunter sued the Youngs over possession of a video tape purported to show a sexual encounter between her and Edwards.
Edwards has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging illegal campaign contributions and filings.