Former Senator and Democratic VP nominee John Edwards was arrested for illegal use of $1 million of campaign funds. He is accused of using the funds to cover up his extra-marital affairs. Edwards was indicted on June 3, 2011 of six felony charges, which include conspiracy, receiving illegal campaign contributions and falsifying statements. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. He could face up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million fine. The trial is tentatively scheduled for January 2012.