John Edwards to Be Indicted Friday, His Lawyers Expect

The Washington Post's Jerry Markon reports:

Lawyers for former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards expect that he will be indicted Friday on federal campaign finance charges after plea agreement talks with the Justice Department broke down, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.

A federal grand jury in North Carolina has been examining Edwards's role in funneling money from political donors to a former campaign aide, Rielle Hunter, in a possible attempt to cover up an extramarital affair the two had while Edwards was running for president, people with knowledge of the investigation have said.

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