Wednesday, May 25, 2011
John “Breck Girl” Edwards is in deep bandini.
The U.S. Department of Justice has given a thumbs-up to prosecute John Edwards, the former presidential candidate for allegedly violating campaign laws while attempting to cover up his affair with mistress and baby mama, Rielle Hunter.
According to ABC News, a government investigation is gearing up to indict the former North Carolina senator, though some think a plea deal could be reached in order to avoid a lengthy, expensive and sordid trial.
Edwards, 57, the hair-obsessed pretty-boy, and onetime Democratic candidate for president, was the focus of a two-year investigation into whether his siphoned political donations amounting to more than $1 million to Hunter, his campaign videographer, to help with her living expenses and hide the affair, as he pursued a bid for president in 2008.
The cash was allegedly paid by two key Edwards donors, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and the politician’s finance chairman, Fred Baron, who died in 2008. Baron admitted to funneling the cash shortly before his death, but insisted Edwards had no idea of the back-door deal to hide Hunter from the press.
The horn dog politician admitted to his relationship with Hunter in 2008, but it wasn’t until 2010 that he copped to being the pappy of their child, Frances Quinn Hunter.
Elizabeth Edwards, who was married to John for 33 years, stoically endure his taste for other women, tragically died of breast cancer on Dec. 7, 2010.
John Edwards was said to be on then-Sen. Barack Obama’s shortlist for vice president after Obama won the Democratic primary.
Sources tell me Edwards may be indicted as early as June.