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John Edwards under criminal investigation

By Politico
May 25, 2011

Former Sen. John Edwards

Multiple reports say former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards will soon be indicted by the Justice Department on criminal charges for allegedly violating campaign finance laws in an effort to cover up his extramarital affair.

Overnight reports cite sources close to the investigation who say that the government is preparing to indict Edwards, though a plea deal could still be reached, perhaps in the next two weeks. The plans were first reported by ABC News.

Months after bowing out of the 2008 presidential race, Edwards admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, who was at one time hired by his campaign to produce promotional videos. Though a longtime Edwards aide initially took responsibility for fathering Hunter’s child, Edwards admitted early last year that Frances Quinn Hunter, now three years old, is his.

The Justice Department has been investigating whether more than $1 million allegedly spent to keep the affair under wraps amounted to campaign finance law violations. Two major Edwards donors, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and Fred Baron, are alleged by the government to had paid to help keep the affair secret as Edwards pursued his presidential bid.

 

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4 Responses to John Edwards under criminal investigation

  1. DejaVuAllOver

    May 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    It’s now official. Eric holder is a duplicitous, lying sack o’ sewage. No Wall St. crooks on trial. No Bush war criminals in jail. No Constitutionality questions on queue. But this scumsucking ratbag has plenty of time and manpower to go after some slimy politician who just happened to run against The Anointed One.

    • woody188

      May 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      Yup, he is scum and so is his boss!

  2. Siannan

    May 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Because it’s more important to prosecute someone for where he puts his penis then it is to prosecute someone for stealing our money.

  3. b mcclellan

    May 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Maybe it’s payback for bad sex…