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John Edwards facing charges over campaign violations

John EdwardsRielle HunterElizabeth Edwards

It's been a while since we've heard of John Edwards, but he's back in the headlines.

Edwards used to be just like every other politician in Washington, but he got even more attention when he turned out to be a dirty guy.

To make a really long story short, Edwards cheated on his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, with Rielle Hunter. She was a former campaign worker. Edwards even fathered a child with Hunter while his wife was fighting breast cancer.

Elizabeth Edwards later lost her battle with breast cancer.

Now John Edwards is in court facing several charges over campaign finance violations. Although, there's one tiny problem with the lawyers he's appointed. They represented his former mistress in a lawsuit over the ownership of a sex tape they had.

Conflict of interest? It's up for the court to decide.

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