Just as the John Edwards trial is wrapping up, at least two more criminal trials involving campaign donations to North Carolina politicians are on tap.

ABC11 reports Superior Court Judge Abe Jones has refused to drop charges against two former associates of Gov. Bev Perdue — attorneys “Buzzy” Stubbs of New Bern and Julia Leigh Sitton of Morganton. The two have pleaded not guilty to felony charges for obstruction of justice and causing the 2008 Perdue campaign committee to file false reports.

Stubbs’ trial is set for June 11. For Carolina Journal‘s full coverage of Perdue’s fundraising issues, click here. Check CJ frequently for more updates.