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Hello, I'm John Edwards, and if you're on the jury, I'd like your vote: The official 2011 campaign mug shots

June 15, 2011 |  2:38 pm

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John Edwards.

Even posing for his official federal mug shot, Edwards' hair is perfect and there's that cheesy smile that finished second in the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses.

The 58-year-old former senator, former vice presidential nominee, former presidential candidate and former philanderer of a wife dying of cancer, is under six federal felony counts, including conspiracy.

They stem from alleged irregularities involving hundreds of thousands of his campaign fund dollars going to secretly support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, the mother of the child he fathered back in 2008.

Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth died of cancer in December.

Edwards is also a wealthy former trial lawyer. Aren't they all?  So, he should know well how the upcoming courtroom scenario will unfold.


Photos: Rielle Hunter

Read the federal indictment of John Edwards

John Edwards pleads not guilty: 'I did not break the law'

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo: John Edwards. Credit: U.S. Marshals Service