John Edwards could be charged soon

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In justice-is-slow news ...

Prosecutors may soon bring criminal charges against former presidential candidate John Edwards, who is being investigated about possible misuse of campaign donations to cover up his affair and love child with Rielle Hunter.

Edwards could be indicted by a federal grand jury in days or weeks, NBC News reported today, citing anonymous sources close to the investigation. The Justice Department is still reviewing the case, sources told the network, but could allow prosecutors to bring charges against Edwards. WRAL-TV said prosecutors will say whether they have decided to indict Edwards in late February or early March but did not cite a source. The Justice Department did not immediately return a call for comment today by AOL News.

The case hinges on the testimony of two key witnesses, Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a donor, and Andrew Young, who served as an aide to Edwards during his 2008 campaign and initially said he fathered Hunter's daughter.

Read the rest of this AOL News post, by Mara Gay, here.

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