Pretty boy John Edwards — former Democratic senator, John Kerry’s vice presidential running-mate, and a 2008 Dem presidential candidate — has just been indicted by a federal grand jury for misuse of campaign funds on his mistress with whom he carried on an adulterous affair while his wife, Elizabeth, was sick with terminal breast cancer.
The Associated Press reports, June 3, 2011:
RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — 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.
Edwards’ attorney Greg Craig was traveling to meet with prosecutors in North Carolina, an indication that the former presidential candidate will likely be charged, either in a grand jury indictment or in a negotiated charge to which he would plead guilty. A person with knowledge of the investigation said Craig, a Washington lawyer who was President Barack Obama’s first White House counsel, planned to be in his client’s home state Friday, where prosecutors were prepared to file charges. The source insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the private negotiations.
Meanwhile, The National Enquirer — the supermarket tabloid disdained by the MSM, which doggedly pursued the Edwards scandal and broke the story of his “love child” conceived by mistress Rielle Hunter — is reporting that Hunter has dumped Edwards, the man whom she called her “soul mate” and love of her life.