So usually, if you have a mug shot, it’s a bad thing.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â If you have a mug shot and people know you as that guy who cheated and had a kid with the mistress while your wife was battling cancer, you’d be scum.
Apparently, John Edwards is the happiest piece of scum on the planet.
Edwards’ mug shot was released today after John was indicted by the federal grand jury on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws.
The former Senator had an extra-marital affair with Rielle Hunter, who became pregnant with his child. At the time, his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, was battling cancer, and Edwards was making a run for the White House.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He is now accused of using nearly $1 million dollars of campaign contributions to keep Rielle hidden from the public, paying for her living expenses, medical expenses, and luxury hotels, among other things.
John has pleaded not guilty to all charges, saying:
“There’s no question that I’ve done wrong. And I take full responsibility for having done wrong. And I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I’ve caused to others. But I did not break the law, and I never, ever thought I was breaking the law.”
Each crime could mean $250,000 and up to five years in jail.
Do YOU see a reason to smile?