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Corruption Bill Richardson Affair Under Investigation Franklin Reyes / AP Photo

Bill Richardson Affair Under Investigation

John Edwards may not have been the only 2008 Democratic candidate for president who misbehaved. A federal grand jury is investigating former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson for campaign-finance violations from his 2008 presidential run, including an allegation that he had supporters pay off a woman who said she and Richardson had an affair. According to The Wall Street Journal, the woman is a former member of Richardson’s inner circle who considered suing him until she was paid $250,000. The prosecution is arguing that the money amounted to a de facto campaign contribution, since it was meant to aid his presidential run. The jury’s decision is expected within weeks.

December 1, 2011 6:16 AM