John Edwards charged in felony indictment

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    John Edwards charged in felony indictment - Politics - More politics - msnbc.com
    updated 4 minutes ago 2011-06-03T14:56:20

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal grand jury indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday over $925,000 spent to keep his mistress and their baby in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House. oooo, that's an expensive date.

    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. That's a lot of cover up.

    The indictment said the payments were a scheme to protect Edwards' White House ambitions. duh "A centerpiece of Edwards' candidacy was his public image as a devoted family man," the indictment said.

    "Edwards knew that public revelation of the affair and the pregnancy would destroy his candidacy by, among other things, undermining Edwards' presentation of himself as a family man and by forcing his campaign to divert personnel and resources away from other campaign activities to respond to criticism and media scrutiny regarding the affair and pregnancy," the indictment added. How's that? The left is known for not caring about family values. It's the excuse they used for Clinton.

    The indictment and an arrest warrant were filed in Greensboro, N.C., which is in the district where his campaign was headquartered.

    Negotiations between Edwards' attorneys and federal prosecutors to settle on a charge to which Edwards was willing to plead guilty continued through Thursday, but proved fruitless, according to people with knowledge of the negotiations.

    Prosecutors had insisted on a plea to a felony, which would endanger his ability to keep his license to practice law. HAHAHAHA! Uhm, he fucked even more if he's convicted after a trial.

    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. That included his political action committees, a nonprofit and a so-called 527 independent political group. It even examined whether he did anything improper during his time in the U.S. Senate, which ended seven years ago.

    But the centerpiece of the investigation has long been the hundreds of thousands of dollars privately provided by two wealthy Edwards supporters — his former campaign finance chairman Fred Baron and Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the 100-year-old widow of banking heir Paul Mellon. Wait, I thought banks only baked evul conservatives and republicans? That money eventually went to keep mistress Rielle Hunter and her out-of-wedlock baby in hiding in 2007 and 2008, during the apex of the Democratic nomination campaign.

    The indictment refers to $725,000 in payments made by Mellon and another $200,000 made by Baron. It said the money was used to pay for Hunter's living and medical expenses and for chartered airfare, luxury hotels and rental for a house in Santa Barbara, Calif., to keep her hidden from the public. That's one expensive peice of ass. :cuckoo:

    It accused Edwards of lying when he told the media he never knew about any payments.

    Former campaign staffer Andrew Young, who initially claimed paternity of Hunter's child, has said Edwards was aware of the private financial support that helped keep the mistress satisfied and secluded. Prosecutors believe the private gifts should have been considered campaign contributions since they aided his candidacy.



    OH MAN!! Here comes some sweet sweet justice!


    oh,

    don't forget to mention the right does it to, except for the going to court part. [at least not yet]:lol:
     
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    ok, something wonky has occured.

    I started this 2nd thread on this b/c the first thread didn't show a few minutes latter.

    Would a Mod please delete one, or merg these thread plz.
     

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