RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal grand jury has indicted two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on four counts of illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest, and he is expected to appear in federal court in Winston-Salem at 2:30 p.m. Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Auld.
The indictment follows a high-profile investigation that lasted more than two years into how Edwards’ 2008 campaign accepted more than $900,000 in campaign contributions to allegedly cover up his affair with staffer Rielle Hunter and the pregnancy and birth of their daughter, Quinn. Read here: Arrest warrant issued for John Edwards
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