John Edwards charged in felony indictment

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    John Edwards charged in felony indictment - Politics - More politics - msnbc.com

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards over massive sums of money spent to keep his mistress in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.

    The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements. The indictment was returned in the Middle District of North Carolina Friday.

    An Edwards spokeswoman said she wasn't aware of the filing and declined immediate comment.

    The indictment is the culmination of a federal investigation that lasted more than two years and scoured through virtually every corner of Edwards' political career.

    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.




    Aww, shoulda kept it in your pants!! :lol:

    Time for some sweet sweet justice. mmmm, like candy. :eusa_drool:
     
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    HAHA! I love it when a politician goes down.
     
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    What a cheap SOB
     
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    His wife was ill at the time too. Do these people have no morals?
     
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    Couldn't happen to a nicer douchebag
     
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    Nearly $1 million is not cheap.
     
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    Lot of money to keep someone quiet during an election he had no chance of winning anyway. :lol:
     
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    It was probably cheaper than his divorce. :lol:
     
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    That depends on how we define 'morals'.
     
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    Just think, had Kerry won, this guy would have been one heartbeat away from the Presidency.
    It's really a sad story - I felt so bad for his wife for what he did to her. Pathetic. Hopefully he'll get a chance to experience life behind bars.

    I bet the trial will be of OJ Simpson "circus" proportions !
     

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