John Edwards Campaign: Spent $800,000+ Without Edwards' Knowing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The treasurer for John Edwards' presidential bid says the campaign has been electronically signing his name to federal spending reports without his knowledge.

Julius L. Chambers is listed as approving the disclosure reports, which showed more than $800,000 in spending in 2011 even though Edwards' political career imploded four years ago when he admitted fathering a child with his mistress.

Campaign finance experts, including a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, says there is nothing in the law that addresses whether Edwards' staff can use the treasurer's name as affirming documents he has never seen. They say the situation shows federal elections regulations have not yet caught up with electronic filing.

Edwards's lawyer said the campaign has the authority to use Chambers' name.

An FEC spokeswoman declined to comment.


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  • by deana Location: greenville, nc on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:52 AM
    I'll bet he didn't know! How stupid does he think people are?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:47 AM
    There is nothing on this earth that would surprise me that this guy did.
  • by sarah on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:31 AM
    Pretty boy in the news again, can't the news media find a picture of him with out the smerky grin on his face.
  • by voter Location: nc on Feb 17, 2012 at 01:06 AM
    and holder and obama had no idea "fast and furious" was taking place. and O J had nothing to do with his wife's murder. and nancy pelosi is just a timid, sweet old lady with a few extra teeth.
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:56 PM
    Another Tarhole alumni in the news! Dean Smith main man !!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:55 PM
    LIAR!
  • by john Location: farmville on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:25 PM
    so much money just to try to keep a secret
    • reply
      by Kimo on Feb 17, 2012 at 03:30 AM in reply to john
      And it still wasn't enough
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:51 PM
    And another crooked thief gets by without being punished. Politicians have got to be one of the biggest problems we have. They have a license to steel anything they want and if they don't they will pass a law allowing them too. The prison should be full of these low life scum.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:06 PM
    Yeah, right !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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