A website called “Web of Deception” has the following interesting observation, complete with links supporting the allegations:
Fred Baron provided money to Hunter and Young because he stated he liked them and during that exact period of time he was given $389,698.45 from the “John Edwards for President” campaign and received another $57,428.00 the month Hunter went into the hospital to give birth.
P.S. Is this possibly just a payment for Edwards’s use of Baron’s plane? I have sent Baron an e-mail to ask for an explanation.
That could be legitimate — or a nice way to launder hush money. Only The Shadow knows.
UPDATE: Baron responds to my inquiry:
The payments you reference were made to an aviation company that I control to reimburse travel expense from the campaign — the FEC mandates these charges to be paid by the campaign and they have been reported in our FEC public filings — I hope this answers your question.
I have sent Mr. Baron a few follow-up questions. Hopefully he will respond.