After losing in the court of public opinion, John Edwards faces grand jury indictment

The federal government issued six counts against the former presidential candidate, including conspiracy and illegal campaign contributions.

Now, he’s facing an actual trial.

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted Edwards, citing large sums of money he allegedly spent to keep his mistress out of the spotlight during his 2008 campaign for president.

The Washington Post reports:

“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 Friday.”

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