Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) faces growing chatter about facing a possible indictment on campaign finance charges.

The New York Times reported Tuesday
that Edwards may soon face charges stemming from his affair during his 2008 presidential campaign.

Edwards has admitted to carrying on an affair with videographer Rielle Hunter during the campaign, which produced a daughter fathered by Edwards.

But growing national and local media chatter has suggested that Edwards may face indictment from a federal grand jury for having allegedly conspired with campaign donors in an attempt to get a former campaign aide to claim paternity of Hunter's child.

The Edwards scandal drew considerable attention because of his status as a top star in the Democratic Party, having served as the vice presidential nominee in 2004, and having been a serious candidate for president in 2008. During that time, Edwards's wife Elizabeth suffered a relapse of cancer, to which she succumbed late last year.