Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Federal Election Commission approved a final audit on Thursday concluding that former presidential candidate John Edwards’ campaign owes the Federal government more than $2 million.
Edwards, a former conserva-Dem senator from North Carolina faces other legal battles.
He was indicted on June 3 for allegedly misusing nearly $1 million in campaign funds to help cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter, a campaign videographer, while he was running for president in 2008 and his late wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer.
Rielle Hunter had a child by Edwards as a result of the affair.
The FEC voted 6-0 to approve the June 23 memorandum from its chief compliance officer and audit division, which stated the Edwards campaign owed $2,278,315.
At one time, Edwards was said to be on then-Sen. Barack Obama’s short list for vice president.