7 Infamous Arrested Politicians

Arrested Politicians
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1. John Edwards

Edwards served as a U.S. senator from North Carolina between 1999 and 2005 before becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2004 alongside John Kerry and standing as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008. It would be his 2008 presidential campaign that would raise a few eyebrows. Edwards was accused of taking illegal campaign contributions, however, the reason for committing this crime raised eyebrows even further.

On June 3, 2011, Edwards was indicted by a federal grand jury and faced six felony charges of violating multiple federal campaign contribution laws to cover up an extramarital affair he was having with Rielle Hunter, a filmmaker hired to work for his 2008 presidential campaign, with a child being produced from their union. All of this was going on while his wife, Elizabeth, was dying of cancer.

As with any cornered politician, Edward’s strategy was to deny, deny, deny. He would eventually admit to having the affair and fathering a child. However, when it came to the charges, he would eventually be found not guilty on one count, and the judge declared a mistrial on the remaining five charges, as the jury was unable to come to an agreement.

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  1. Civilized people are supposed to pave paths for better future of everyone , regardless different racial background. because unity and honest lifts and builds a nation to be strong. while building a nation or a home or a relationship on corrupt minds and corrupt behaviors is like living in rotten homes that will eventually destroy your hopes.

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