Justice Dept. Approves Edwards Criminal Charges

By Scott Sarvay

May 25, 2011 Updated May 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Justice Department says criminal charges can be filed against former-Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards.

He's accused of illegally spending campaign money in 2006 to cover up his affair with former campaign videographer Rielle Hunter.

He fathered her child.

Prosecutors could reportedly file an indictment or reach a plea deal with Edwards within the next two weeks.

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