Michigan’s outspoken trial attorney Geoffrey Fieger, the one-time lawyer to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, has saved his career, avoided prison and given the legendary Gerry Spence one more victory under his belt.

On Monday, a federal jury in Detroit acquitted Fieger and his law partner, Vernon Johnson, of illegally funneling $127,000 to Democrat John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign. The jury emerged with its not guilty verdicts after 18 days of hearing testimony, and 20 hours of deliberating over four days.

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