John Edwards indicted
June 3rd, 2011
10:25 AM ET
9 years ago

John Edwards indicted

Washington (CNN) - Former senator and 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted Friday, according to a federal court source.

Plea discussions had been ongoing between Edwards' defense lawyers and federal prosecutors, but no agreement was reached.

Read full indictment here.


Filed under: John Edwards • North Carolina • Rielle Hunter
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Wise1Speak


    If John Edwards had won the nomination to represent the Democrats in the 2008 General Election; it would have been the biggest political disaster in Presidential election history.

    June 2, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  2. Bob

    Lets see you smile your way out of this one!!

    June 2, 2011 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. one story

    I want my money back. I contributed to a fraudulent presidential campaign.

    June 2, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  4. velma H

    I think John Edwards should not be given a plea deal...had everyone known what was going on his votes might have gone to Hillary and she wouldve been President....

    June 3, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  5. svann

    This seems like the same thing Schwartzenneger did. Why is one prosecuted and the other isnt? They both had an affair which resulted in a child. They both paid off the mistress to keep quiet during an election. Somehow it comes off like Schwartzenneger is a "standup guy for paying child support" and Edwards is a criminal for doing the same thing.

    June 3, 2011 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  6. 100% ETH

    Edwards Attorney said,"Has done wrong in his life...but, he didn't break the Law".

    Well, it is well said by his Attorney. His Attorney sounds like he himself did a lot of wrong doing but, he didn't get caught. Because, the Law required witnesses. On the other hand, we do have some Law Enforcement Officers who did committed a lots of wrong doing, but they never brought to justice. Because, they did it...without witnesses or the victims never reported the crimes. just opening the windows, how our Politicians and Rich people are taking advantages on ordinarily American Citizens. The ordinarily Citizens lives has been destroyed, in a daily base. The ordinarily Americans, never been represented.

    June 3, 2011 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  7. Mwoman

    So sad that such a promising political career should finish this way.

    June 3, 2011 02:58 am at 2:58 am |
  8. U.D.A

    What is it with you what if $1m was given

    June 3, 2011 04:05 am at 4:05 am |
  9. New Age Independent

    svann "This seems like the same thing Schwartzenneger did. Why is one prosecuted and the other isnt?"
    Because they are not the same??? Did Schwartzenneger accept $900,000 during his campaign run and not report it?

    June 3, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |