Edwards in federal court over money used to hide mistress

    Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards will appear in federal court today for charges he faces for allegedly mishandling the money he used to hide his mistress.

    Edwards’ lawyer says his client maintains his innocence, but a federal grand jury has charged him with soliciting and covering up the spending of more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby during Edwards’ 2008 White House campaign.

    The indictment, as the Associated Press reports, says the payments were Edwards’ way of protecting his political ambitions.

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