John Edwards: Guilty in how many felony counts?
Settled on 06/01/2012 05:26 by kruijs
Winning option: 'None'.
Former U.S. Senator John Edwards goes on trial Monday on charges he used illegal campaign contributions to cover up an affair with a mistress who became pregnant during his failed bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
Edwards is accused of accepting more than $900,000 in campaign funds from two wealthy donors, knowing the exposure of his extramarital affair "would destroy his presidential campaign," prosecutors said in a trial brief.
He faces six felony counts, each carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Edwards admits personal failings but insists he broke no laws.
The trial could last until late May or early June. A conviction would make what qualifies as a campaign contribution less certain for future candidates, said law professor Wright.
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