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John Edwards Charged with Conspiracy and False Statements

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By Kevin Fayle on June 03, 2011 10:24 AM

Federal prosecutors have filed a six-count indictment against former senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards alleging that Edwards conspired to accept illegal campaign contributions and made false statements in an effort to conceal the illegal contributions. The allegations stem from payments made by two Edwards supporters that exceeded the contribution limits in the federal Election Act. The government argues that the supporters made the payments in an effort to conceal Edwards' extramarital affair and love child in order to protect his presidential campaign. John Edwards Indictment