From Open Secrets --
After breaking the story of Edwards's romantic involvement with actress and filmmaker Rielle Hunter, the National Enquirer last month broke the news of a secret grand jury investigation into the former North Carolina senator's possible violations of campaign finance laws.
Now other media in the state have also confirmed that a grand jury is investigating whether Edwards used campaign cash to make payments to Hunter. "I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly," Edwards said in a statement to the Raleigh News & Observer. The grand jury is reportedly also looking into cash coming from a handful of non-profits associated with Edwards, groups that are not bound by the same contribution limits and disclosure requirements as his campaign committee.
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