Former Sen. John Edwards came within a few electoral votes of being vice president of the United States. But now, after a loss in the 2004 election, a brief run in 2008 ended by spectacular adultery and love-child scandal, a hung jury in a multiple-felony campaign-finance case, and the death of wife Elizabeth, Edwards has returned to the occupation in which he first made his name: the practice of personal injury law. -Byron York
Where was John Edwards around the time his alleged “love child” Frances Quinn Hunter was conceived? The senator was in New York – receiving his Father of the Year Award. Edwards accepted his June 27, 2007, honor from the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council exactly eight months before the child was born Feb. 27, 2008, according to a birth certificate obtained by the Charlotte Observer.
The wife of John Edwards’ former top aide broke down in tears yesterday as she testified about the insane demands Edwards’ mistress, Rielle Hunter, made as the witness helped hide the affair. Cheri Young, wife of Andrew Young, told a North Carolina federal jury that she felt extreme pressure to shelter Hunter in her family’s home to keep Edwards’ presidential dream alive. “My husband and I had given years to make [Edwards] president,” Young tearfully testified. “If I didn’t take care of this woman, the campaign was going down.
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A federal grand jury on Friday indicted two-time Democratic presidential candidate and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards. He is charged with four counts of illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements.
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"He was very sweet, generous and charming," she said of the evening. "We had a very, very long conversation about helping. He wanted help – he wanted to be more authentic and live a life of truth. He wanted to change his life."
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“We all just feel for him, no matter what he’s done,” Mr. Smith said. “And you know there is more to come.”
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John Edwards’s presidential campaign has now repaid taxpayers the more than $2.1 million in federal public matching funds he received after leaving the 2008 race — writing a check just before the former Democratic candidate’s criminal trial on campaign-finance violations kicks off Thursday with jury selection. The Federal Election Commission confirmed on Tuesday to The Associated Press it received the money from Edwards’s campaign. On March 12, the FEC upheld its ruling from last year that Edwards was wrongly given the money after he dropped out of the race in the midst of his sex scandal with Rielle Hunter.
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John Edwards’s former mistress, Rielle Hunter, has been declared the owner of the sex tape featuring herself and the ex-presidential candidate, and the video will be destroyed, according to a report on Thursday.
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Former Sen. John Edwards allegedly used the services of a call girl employed by accused Soccer Mom Madam Anna Gristina while he was running for President, according to a report. The woman told investigators that Edwards paid her for sex during a 2007 visit to New York to raise money for his failed White House bid, DNAinfo reported Thursday.
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Edwards acknowledged he has "done wrong" and hurt others but strongly denied breaking the law after federal prosecutors charged him Friday with using $925,000 in under-the-table campaign contributions to hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 run for president.
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"Whether your loss occurred on an operating table, a factory floor, at the workplace or on the highway, our wrongful death lawyers will explore every avenue of recovery," the Edwards Kirby site says. "We have a history of securing record-setting verdicts and settlements in cases involving personal injury, including: Trucking and Auto Accidents; Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury; Drowning Accidents; Burn Injuries; Construction and Premise Liability; [and] Defective or Unsafe Products."