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John Edwards Indicted for Illegal Campaign Contributions in Rielle Hunter Affair Cover Up

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Jun. 3 2011, Published 5:12 a.m. ET

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John Edwards, two-time presidential candidate, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using campaign contributions to keep his mistress, Rielle Hunter, hidden during his 2008 campaign.

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The Associated Press reports that in the case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards, the Middle District of North Carolina returned the indictment on Friday.

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John was indicted on six counts, which include counts of illegal campaign contributions, one count of false statements and one count of conspiracy.

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A federal investigation had been underway for more than two years against John. He reportedly used political funds to cover up his affair and out-of-wedlock child with Rielle.

A spokeswoman for John declined to comment and said she wasn't aware of the filing.

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John's wife, Elizabeth Edwards, stood by his side for three years when reports of an affair first surfaced, but they officially split in January 2010. Elizabeth died in December after a seven-year battle with breast cancer, leaving her three children with John behind.

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