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John Edwards Indicted

Federal grand jury indicts Edwards over money spent on mistress
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2011 9:28 AM CDT
John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
This June 7, 2007 file photo shows two-time presidential candidate John Edwards listening to a reporter's question in New York.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

(Newser) – 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 today. (Read more John Edwards stories.)

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