A federal grand jury has charged John Edwards with breaking campaign finance laws by using political funds to cover up his affair and out-of-wedlock child with Rielle Hunter while he was running for president in 2008.
He was indicted Friday in North Carolina on six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements. Edwards is expected to make a court appearance Friday afternoon in Winston Salem Middle District Courthouse.
Edwards’s wife Elizabeth stood by her husband for three years after the allegations of an affair first surfaced, but they split for good in January 2010. Elizabeth Edwards died in December after a six-year battle with cancer.
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