Muckety mover - John Edwards’ fortunes continue sinking

By Muckety

May 4, 2009 at 10:57am
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John Edwards has become an object lesson in how far and how fast someone’s star can fall.

The former North Caroline senator and two-time presidential contender acknowledged this weekend that he is under federal investigation for possible improper use of campaign funds to keep his extramarital affair quiet.

If that weren’t bad enough, Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, who has terminal cancer, has a memoir coming out next week that describes her devastation when her husband told her he had cheated.

Under federal scrutiny is $100,000 that Edwards’ political action committee paid to Rielle Hunter for producing a video about his candidacy, as well as $14,086.50 paid to her company for “furniture.” Edwards’ national finance chairman, the late Fred Baron, also paid Hunter to resettle in California, although he has denied that campaign funds were used.

Edwards said he is cooperating with the probe.

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