The U.S. Marshal's Service on Wednesday released the mug shots of John Edwards taken last week before the former U.S. Senator and two-time Presidential candidate pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
Edwards is accused of soliciting and secretly spending more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign.
The politician's spectacular fall in the last two years has been the stuff of Shakespearean tragedy, or maybe a Lifetime Channel made-for-TV movie.
But the hair is still magnificent, the smile beaming at 10,000 watts.
UPDATE: For the sake of comparison, here is another head shot of Edwards, from the 1974 yearbook at N.C. State University. The hair is longer, but with the same sharp part and thick bangs.