Trial for John Edwards of Kerry-Edwards underway

by NW Spotlight

John Edwards, Democratic former U.S. Senator and Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate, is on trial for illegally arranging for $1 million in secret hush money for his mistress to keep quiet about their affair and their love child during his 2008 White House campaign – while his wife Elizabeth was battling the breast cancer that claimed her life in 2010.

The NY Times is reporting that if Edwards is convicted on all six felony charges, he could face up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.

The mistress recently settled a legal battle over ownership of an explicit sex tape she made with Edwards during his 2008 campaign for president.