Sadly, the most interesting piece of information to come out of the indictment against the former Senator and 2008 presidential candidate is that John is his nickname. His given name? Johnny.
A federal grand jury handed down the indictment today for various charges relating to violating campaign finance laws. All of these arose out of an attempt to hide his infidelity with Rielle Hunter, a union that produced his youngest daughter.
There are six charges: four counts of illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy and one count of making false statements.
Johnny Edwards is the type of candidate I least like. Still, I'm not sure this should even count as illegal. Hiding one's infidelity is a key component of a political campaign.
And even so, isn't prosecuting this just a humongous waste of taxpayer money? What public interest does it serve? Help me out, here.