John Edwards Indicted on Charges for Allegedly Using Campaign Finances to Conceal Affair
Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted Friday on six felony counts, including conspiracy and violating campaign contribution laws, CNN reports.
Edwards pleaded not guilty in a North Carolina federal court to the six counts, which included spending more than $925,000 of campaign funds to hide his mistress, Rielle Hunter, and her pregnancy during his 2008 campaign.
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"There's no question that I've done wrong," Edwards said after being released on his own recognizance. "But I did not break the law and I never, ever thought I was breaking the law."
If convicted on all counts, Edwards could face up to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1.5 million.