15. True - it could be said there was hush money for both Hunter and Young
The fact is that Young knew he was doing things that could get him disbarred or even indicted. It does not take much to suspect - as you say - that he was offered cash as well as being loyal to Edwards. Not to mention, they were housing Hunter at one point.
The question is whether they can prove that Edwards knew of the money - and I assume he had to wonder how an unemployed Young and Rielle could have afforded the places they were.