Edwards arrives at NC court to face felony charges
Thursday, June 2, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has arrived at a federal courthouse in North Carolina to face charges over the handling of money used to hide his mistress and their baby.
Edwards attorney Gregory Craig said Friday that Edwards will say he is innocent of all charges. The 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee did not comment as he arrived at the courthouse with his daughter, Cate.
A federal grand jury charged Edwards with soliciting and covering up the secret spending of more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.
The indictment said the payments were a scheme to protect Edwards' White House ambitions.