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    Thumbs down six-count indictment?

    Hi!
    I have a problem with the phrase 'six-count indictment'. What does this mean? The whole paragraph goes below:

    A federal grand jury has handed up a six-count indictment based on the contention that the money was covered under campaign finance laws, and should have been officially disclosed.
    thanks in advance

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    Re: six-count indictment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    A federal grand jury has handed up a six-count indictment based on the contention that the money was covered under campaign finance laws, and should have been officially disclosed.

    The person is charged with violating six laws. A grand jury looks at issues brought to them (usually be the attorney representing the state) and decides if these issues were violations of the law.
    Thank you onece again for a quick explanation! I woudn't like to be on this guy' place ;)

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    Re: six-count indictment?

    Even before the indictment, he was loathed. While his wife was battling cancer, he was having an affair with another woman and had a baby with her. He's probably one of the most disrespected people in American politics. And that's saying a lot.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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