A federal grand jury charged two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday with soliciting and covering up the secret spending of more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.The peanlty, if he is convicted, is five years in the slammer, plus $250,000 fine on each count.
The grand jury’s indictment in the case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contained six felony counts, including conspiracy, four counts of receiving illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements for keeping the spending off his public campaign finance reports.
The indictment said the payments were a scheme to protect Edwards’ White House ambitions. “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,” the indictment added.
Friday, June 03, 2011
"The Breck Girl" John Edwards Indicted On Six Felony Counts
Johnny's in trouble for covering up his affair (The Blaze).