The ruin that John Edwards laid with his mistress, their baby, and money mysteriously moving around has finally come home to greet him.
On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted the former North Carolina senator on six criminal counts including conspiracy, accepting illegal campaign contributions, and violating campaign contribution laws. Basically, the feds are on his ass now! He plead not guilty to the charges.
Here’s the long and short of the situation. When John Edwards left the U.S. Senate in 2005, two years later he ran for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He lost the nomination to Barack Obama. During that campaign time, there was a whole lot of behind-the-scenes drama. He had a wife, kids, and a mistress, knocked the mistress up, and concealed paternity of the baby she was carrying.
The crime was that he allegedly funneled campaign money to cover up all the mess that was going on in his personal life. Prosecutors claim he used nearly $900,000 to conceal the drama with his mistress and accepted that money under campaign circumstances.
In short, you can never use campaign money for personal purposes … EVER! You can be the poorest thing on two feet with a $1 million campaign war chest. You better rub your last two pennies together if you want to eat at night and act like you don’t see the campaign money.
If he is convicted on all counts, Edwards could see up to 30 years with Bubba in the Big House and a $1.5 million fine. Who just has cash like that laying around to make it rain on the federal government? Johnny better press into Jesus and lay face down in his prayer closet ASAPtually!
And if you want to see exactly who he did all of this “alleged” cover up, conspiracy, and funny money tricks for … meet his mistress Rielle Hunter. She’s the mother of his youngest child. He cheated with her while his late wife, Elizabeth, was dying of cancer.
This should be a VERY interesting trial!