Former presidential candidate John Edwards is expected to be indicted Friday on federal criminal charges and no plea talks were underway as of this morning, a North Carolina television station reported early Friday morning.
As of 6:30 a.m. ET, there were no active plea deal negotiations to stop a grand jury indictment later in the day - but a last-minute deal could still not be ruled out, the Raleigh ABC affiliate reported.
Edwards, a one-term Senate Democrat who was Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) vice presidential running mate in 2004, is expected to be indicted on charges that he misused funds raised for his 2008 presidential campaign to cover up his affair and lovechild with a one-time campaign staffer, Rielle Hunter.
Edwards’s attorney, Gregory Craig, arrived in North Carolina on Thursday for last-minute talks on a plea deal, but the ABC affiliate says those talks have stalled and there was nothing on the table as of Friday morning.
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