The Federal Elections Commission today said Democratic John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign must repay the U.S. Treasury $2.3 million.
The commission unanimously ordered the campaign to repay the money, which represents part of the $13 million in public matching funds the campaign received.
It found that the campaign was ineligible for much of the public match and misstated some of the campaign's financial activity.
Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, dropped out of the presidential race in January 2008.
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Last month, federal prosecutors indicted Edwards on charges of violating federal campaign laws to cover up of his affair with Rielle Hunter, who has been living in Charlotte.
A trial is pending.