John Edwards charged in felony indictment - Politics - More politics - msnbc.com
Well, we all saw that coming. Of course, the asshole wont see a day in prison I bet. House arrest, probation, etc. Yay for the two-tiered legal system! /cynicRALEIGH, N.C. — A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards, the culmination of a two-year federal investigation into money used to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 presidential election.
Edwards' attorney Greg Craig was traveling to meet with prosecutors in North Carolina earlier in the day.
Federal officials have approved criminal charges, deciding that the hundreds of thousands of dollars two Edwards donors gave to help keep his mistress in hiding were contributions that should have been reported publicly by his campaign fund because they aided his bid for the Democratic White House nomination. Edwards' lawyers have argued that the funds were gifts from friends intended to keep the affair a secret from his wife, Elizabeth, who died of cancer in December.