Former Senator John Edwards Denies Breaking Law

06.03.11 | FL News Team

(Winston-Salem, NC)  --  John Edwards says there's no question he's done wrong, but he strongly denies breaking the law during his 2008 presidential campaign.  The former U.S. senator made the comment after an appearance in a North Carolina court on his six-count federal grand jury indictment.  The indictment accuses him of using nearly a million dollars in campaign contributions to conceal his affair with Rielle Hunter.

Edwards is charged with conspiracy, making false statements, and breaking campaign contribution laws.  If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.  Earlier, Edwards' defense attorney Gregory Craig said his client intended to plead not guilty and mount a vigorous defense.