Former John Edwards aide returning to NC court

PITTSBORO, NC - PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A former aide to past presidential candidate John Edwards is returning to court just three days after a North Carolina judge nearly sent him to jail for contempt.

Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones has scheduled a hearing for 2 p.m. on Friday. He asked Andrew Young earlier this week to provide a full accounting of how he handled items that Edwards mistress Rielle Hunter is seeking.

Jones declared on two occasions during a Tuesday hearing that Young would go to jail for contempt following a series of conflicting statements he's made under oath. But Jones relented both times after Young's attorneys protested.

Hunter has sued Young for invasion of privacy, seeking the return of items including a tape purportedly showing Edwards and Hunter in a sexual encounter.

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