Edwards acknowledges probe over campaign funds

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is acknowledging a federal inquiry into his campaign funds.

Edwards said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday that he is confident no campaign funds were used improperly. He says he has made people and information available to resolve the issue in a timely manner.

The News & Observer of Raleigh was first to report that Edwards acknowledged the investigation.

A range of nonprofit and political groups that have been linked to Edwards have been under public scrutiny, including payments his political action committee made to a woman with whom he had an affair. Edwards acknowledged the affair in August.

U.S. Attorney George Holding has said he won't confirm or deny whether an investigation is ongoing.

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