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Former Senator John Edwards Charged With Conspiracy, U.S. Says

June 03, 2011

June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards was charged with conspiracy and illegal campaign contributions, a Justice Department spokeswoman said today.

Edwards, a Democrat, has been the subject of a two-year grand jury investigation into whether he used campaign funds to conceal his relationship with filmmaker Rielle Hunter while running for president in 2008.

To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Blum in Washington at jblum4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David E. Rovella at drovella@bloomberg.net


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