Published: Jul 14, 2011 4:42 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 14, 2011 3:42 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Lawyers for former presidential candidate John Edwards are expected in federal court to hammer out a schedule for his criminal case.

The attorneys were set to meet with prosecutors and a U.S. district court judge Thursday afternoon.

The former U.S. senator pleaded not guilty last month to six felony charges involving how money was spent during his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency. Prosecutors say Edwards accepted contributions above the legal limit to hide an affair and filed false campaign finance reports to cover up the payments.

Lawyers are trying to reach an agreement on the release of thousands of pages of documents that prosecutors have. They also differ on potential trial dates.

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