Edwards Must Repay $2.4M In Campaign Funds, FEC Says

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT) -- The Federal Election Commission found Thursday that John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign committee should pay back $2.4 million in federal funds, another entanglement connected to the former senator's presidential bid after he was indicted for campaign finance fraud in June.

The finding is a preliminary approval of recommendations by auditors and must still get final approval from commissioners. An attorney for the campaign committee, Patricia A. Fiori of Utrecht & Phillips PLLC, said it will appeal the decision to the commission.

The audit isn't related to...
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