John Edwards Pays Back the FEC

John Edwards is finally paying back his debt to society—starting with the $2.1 million in public funds he owed the Federal Election Commission after his personal scandal forced him to drop out of the 2008 presidential primary. Up next is Edwards’s criminal trial over whether he used almost $1 million of donor money to pay off his pregnant mistress to keep a low profile during his presidential campaign. He faces up to 30 years in jail and a payment of $1.5 million if found guilty.