Enquirer: Edwards headed to hoosegow 

Damn! Now he can't be the next "Bachelor" contestant.        (ap photo)

The National Enquirer is reporting that disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards is about to be indicted by a federal grand jury investigating his campaign expenditures.

In another shocker, close sources say Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth could help send the former presidential candidate to jail!

Edwards, the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, is being investigated by the feds, including the FBI and IRS, for possible campaign violations related to paying his mistress Rielle Hunter.

The grand jury has been meeting since April 2009, and insiders say an indictment is imminent.

"John is terrified that he's going to be indicted," a friend told The ENQUIRER.

"While he believes he's done nothing illegal in trying to hide his extramarital affair with Rielle and their daughter, he thinks the Feds are going to make an example of him."

The Raleigh-based grand jury has been looking into whether payments Edwards made to mistress and former campaign videographer Rielle Hunter broke campaign laws. Former Edwards staffer and tell-all book author Andrew Young alleges more than $1 million was paid out to conceal the relationship, according to WRAL.com:

"I heard one of the jets to get Rielle out of the country cost $55,000 to $60,000," Young told WRAL News.

Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, heiress to the fortunes of 19th century industrialist Andrew Mellon and the founder of the Warner-Lambert pharmaceutical company, gave Edwards at least $700,000 to cover expenses for Hunter, according to Young. He said Texas lawyer Fred Baron, who was Edwards' campaign finance chairman, funded other expenses.

"We were living in a house that I co-signed with Fred that was $20,000 a month," Young said, noting that his family went into hiding with Hunter in California in 2007.

Still, late-night comedians still dig Edwards.

"John Edwards has finally admitted that he is the father of his mistress's baby. He says he is so ashamed, he can hardly look at himself in the mirror. On the bright side, it frees up an extra four hours of the day for him." --Jimmy Fallon




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