FEC: John Edwards’s campaign must repay $2M


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Submitted: Fri, 08/05/2011 - 3:08pm
Updated: Sat, 04/14/2012 - 1:55am
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By JACK GILLUM
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say former presidential candidate John Edwards must repay more than $2 million to the US Treasury.

In a final report released Friday, the Federal Election Commission unanimously approved an internal audit that said Edwards’ campaign understated its cash on hand and overstated its expenses.

Auditors also found that Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, did not itemize more than $4 million in loan payments as part of his 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination. Audits are required for federal campaigns that accept public financing.

Edwards’s campaign committee now has 90 days to make a payment to the Treasury or 60 days to ask the FEC to review its decision.

Separately, Edwards is facing federal charges that he accepted illegal campaign contributions to hide an affair.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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5 Comments on "FEC: John Edwards’s campaign must repay $2M"


SurfCityTom
2015 years 8 months ago

get a dime from him personally. His campaign committee still has nearly $3 million in the bank. That is where the funds will come from.

ohmy
2015 years 8 months ago

It will be a miracle if they get 2 mill out of little johnny!!

Wade griffis
2015 years 8 months ago

I am ashamed to say that I voted for this A–hole. I actually thought he would help the little man. It seems that being a kid in a mill town does not guarantee that you will grow up to be a decent human being.

Guest 4545
2015 years 8 months ago

And to think this “fraud” might have been given the Democratic nomination for POTUS. If only he had thought of “hope and change” first.
HOPE that “slick Johnny” goes to federal prison and that will CHANGE his lifestyle.

Das Weibstück
2015 years 8 months ago

When politicians fall they sure fall hard. Bet he is still getting those $400.00 hair cuts.