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John Edwards faces indictment for alleged campaign violations

May 25, 2011 12:34:36 AM PDT
Former presidential candidate John Edwards faces an indictment for alleged campaign violations.

Edwards apparently broke laws while trying to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter.

ABC News has learned that the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the prosecution of Edwards. A source close to the case says Edwards is now considering his options.

Edwards could make a plea bargain or face a potentially costly trial.