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Grand Jury Indicts John Edwards

June 3, 2011 by  

Grand Jury Indicts John Edwards

A grand jury indicted former Presidential candidate John Edwards Friday, on charges of allegedly using campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair.

“Edwards faces six counts — four of illegal campaign contributions, one of conspiracy and one of false statements,” a POLITICO article read. “Edwards… fell from grace over the last three years after admitting an affair with Rielle Hunter and then that he had fathered a child with his former staffer, all while his wife Elizabeth Edwards battled cancer.”

The case is expected to be based largely on accusations from another former Edwards staffer, Andrew Young, who recently published a tell-all book about the scandal. Young, who testified before the grand jury, alleges he was paid to help keep the affair quiet.

“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,” the article read. “Two major Edwards donors, Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon and Fred Baron, are alleged by the government to have provided money to help keep the affair secret as Edwards pursued his presidential bid.”

 

 

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  • eyeswideopen

    Maybe John Ensign and John Edwards could share an attorney.Since both are quilty of the same crime. LOL

    • Palin12

      Yeah except Ensign did not tell his mistress he will marry her as soon as his wife hurries up and dies.

      • http://deleted Claire

        Palin12 —Didn’t Gingrich do that? Or was it McCain? Geez, there are so many of these jerks. No doubt there are several more that just haven’t gotten “caught.” Rush has been married 4 times and is now married to a young gal. Sure hope he had her sign a pre-nupt or he will be in deep doo-doo. If my husband had ever pulled a stunt like this, I certainly would not put up with it. I would send him packing, heck I’d help him pack.

        • Palin12

          BTW, I don’t care for Ensign. I’m glad he’s not seeking reelection. We have a history of some of the most corrupt politicians in the country here in Nevada, right up there with Illinois. From Dario Herrera, Los Vegas city councilman convicted on 17 counts of extortion involving a strip club to former Nevada Treasurer Kathy Augustine impeached by the state assembly, and then murdered by her nurse husband. And then there’s Reid!

          • Palin12

            Enjoyed yesterday’s Blogojevich trial.
            Prosecuter: “Is it true, Mr. Blogojevich, that you are a convicted liar?”
            Defense: “Objection, Your Honor”.
            Judge: “Over ruled.”
            Prosecuter: “Your Honor, will you please compel the witness to answer the question.”
            Blogojevich: “yes I am a convicted liar”.

  • Michael J.

    Good, I hope they put him away soon so maybe we won’t have to see him on those roll-out awning commercials anymore.

  • ray simmons

    he is an arogant piece of s–t that holds the values of a mindless six year old. me me me me etc.

  • ray simmons

    he is an arrogant peice of s==t that has the mentality of a four year old child. me me me me me.

  • s c

    If Edwards was a conservative, he’d be guilty because he exists. He’s something of a mix of greedy capitalist who makes lots of money via easy lawsuits, he’s an ultraliberal, and he’s anything but a paragon of virtue.
    Let’s see what happens. He’ll get his day in court.
    Then again, this guy is also a lawyer, so the American people are entitled to know that he’ll have a fire lit under his rump.
    He thought he was good enough to get into the White House. He was ‘good enough’ to get into the Senate, but that’s not the accomplishment it should be.
    It’s not easy for me to have any use for him. Maybe he’ll use the ‘bad hair’ defense. His lawyer seems to be something of an airhead. Let them both enjoy. If nothing else, we know that Edwards won’t ever be a prez. I’ll have a tall scotch and a premium cigar on that point.

    • Palin12

      Make that a Dom Perignon for me!

  • Palin12

    Edwards faces 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of six counts if convicted.

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