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John Edwards Indicted on Federal Campaign Finance Charges

John Edwards was indicted Friday on six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions, and one count of making false statements. The judgment was the result of a lengthy investigation of Edwards' use of money from political donors to cover up an affair he was having with a former campaign aide, Rielle Hunter, while he was running for president. Sources say a plea agreement fell through because Edwards wasn't willing to go as far as prosecutors wanted in accepting criminal culpability.

June 3, 2011 6:35 AM