Lib Hero John Edwards (D) Indicted and Dumped
Former Senator and two time democrat presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted this morning by a North Carolina grand jury.
The popular democrat was cheating on his wife Elizabeth while she was going through chemotherapy. Elizabeth Edwards passed away last year. (FOX)
Leftist hero John Edwards was charged with four counts of illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements.
The LA Times reported –
A North Carolina grand jury has indicted former Sen. John Edwards on criminal campaign finance violations in connection with a sex scandal.
Edwards, the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2004 and a candidate for president in 2004 and 2008, was charged with four counts of illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements. The charges stem from a years-long investigation into whether Edwards used money from two supporters to cover up an affair with Rielle Hunter, a former campaign videographer with whom he had a child.
Prosecutors say the money from Edwards’ supporters to Hunter constituted campaign donations because it furthered his political career. Edwards attorneys consider that an improper interpretation of campaign finance laws, and that the case is a matter for the Federal Election Commission, not the courts.
“John Edwards has done wrong in his life — and he knows it better than anyone — but he did not break the law,” his attorney, former White House Counsel Gregory Craig, told the Los Angeles Times last week. “The government’s theory is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law. It is novel and untested. There is no civil or criminal precedent for such a prosecution.”
Edwards, 57, reportedly was offered deals to lessen criminal penalties in return for admission of guilt, but he has refused to plead guilty to a felony offense.
I’m saving my sympathy for Edwards’ children.
Earlier this week Edwards was dumped by his mistress.
The National Enquirer reported:
Desperate to stay out of jail, bad boy politician JOHN EDWARDS begged his mistress and mother of his love child Rielle Hunter to cover up for him, but she flatly refused, sources say.
In a bombshell exclusive hitting newsstands, The ENQUIRER reports a stunning new development in the ongoing Edwards saga, has resulted in Rielle dumping him in his darkest hour.
In a web exclusive preview, we can report that a close source said, “Rielle snapped at him, ‘I can’t help you! My only concern is raising our daughter.’
“John felt as if she’d stabbed him in the back.”