John Edwards & Charges?
May 25, 2011 by staff
John Edwards & Charges?, Former presidential candidate John Edwards, the candidate is about to face criminal charges as a result of extensive research spanning two years. The Justice Department authorized prosecutors accuse former Sen. John Edwards, on charges of violating campaign laws and more than 1 million in political donations to support a secret affair.
A source close to Edwards, said Edwards, a lawyer who wants to start a business of public interest law, is aware of the indictment is coming and is considering its options. He “does not want to lose your license, not to mention that he is terrified of going to jail.”
Edwards became famous in 2008 when news broke of his affair with mistress Rielle Hunter who was hired as a cameraman for his presidential campaign. Edwards fathered a love child of Hunter while he was still married to Elizabeth Edwards. John and Elizabeth separated after 28 years of marriage, and Elizabeth died in 2010 shortly after breast cancer.
In May 2009, the media reported that Edwards’campaign was being investigated by a federal grand jury for the conversion of campaign money use in connection with the matter.
Edwards’s legal team is trying to convince him to take a plea deal to avoid indictment, according to a source that spoke on condition of anonymity.
Edwards’s legal team hoped the Justice Department to end up not pressing charges.
The government’s case focuses primarily on a tell-all book written by former trusted aide of Eduardo. Andrew Young details in “The Statesman” and that 700,000 of campaign funds donated by Rachel Mellon heiress were used to cover the affair with Hunter.
According to Young in 2010, Mellon did not know how their money was used, but the money was spent to support Hunter during her pregnancy, while young pretended to be the father of the child.
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