Grand Jury Probes What Edwards Knew About Spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal criminal investigation targeting
John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential
candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair
and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that
pushed the bounds of campaign finance laws.

People involved in the case have told The Associated Press that
a federal grand jury meeting in Raleigh, N.C., is combing through
records and testimony involving several political organizations and
individuals connected to Edwards.

The grand jury is trying to determine if the former North Carolina senator and 2004 vice presidential nominee broke any laws.

The case largely stems from money spent to keep Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, in hiding along with former campaign aide
Andrew Young.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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