It’s looking like the adulterous politician will be rockin’ the silver bangles in the very near future because a warrant has officially been issued for John Edwards’ arrest.
A federal grand jury has indicted the disgraced ex-senator over his alleged use of campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair during his 2008 presidential campaign.
A warrant has been issued for Edwards’ arrest.
The case of USA vs. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements.
If the ex-poster child of the Democratic Party pleads guilty, he could be stripped of his license to practice law. A trial would almost certainly be lengthy, expensive and highly publicized — where more salacious details about his campaign affair and the child he fathered during it would likely be revealed.
Edwards, 57, has been the subject of a two-year investigation into whether his political donors gave more than $1 million to Rielle Hunter, his campaign videographer and mistress, to hide the affair as he pursued a bid for the Oval Office.
His attorneys have vehemently denied that Edwards broke the law. His spokeswoman said she wasn’t aware of the filing and declined to immediately comment.
The National Enquirer, which first broke the story about the affair, claims Edwards recently pleaded with Hunter to help cover for him in hopes of avoiding a stiff sentence — something she refused to do.
“When John found out that he was close to being indicted, he begged Rielle to cover for him,” a source told the publication. “He cried to her, ‘I don’t want to go to jail!’”
Damn! His baby moms don’t even have his back! In no time, she’ll be under oath throwin’ his a*s all the way under the bus putting all his business on full blast! Where’s the popcorn and bowl of chips?!