Friday, June 3, 2011

The Washington Post - John Edwards indicted on campaign finance charges

By Jerry Markon and William Branigin, Updated: Friday, June 3,
Former vice presidential nominee John Edwards was indicted Friday on charges of violating federal election law for allegedly using nearly $1 million in illegal campaign donations to conceal an extramarital affair during his 2008 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Edwards lost the nomination to Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, and the affair’s subsequent exposure destroyed Edwards’s once-promising political career."