Sorry, I thought the crux of the matter was doing complex, dynamic labelling that was inconvenient with checkbox_group.
Like the first respondent said, you could use ' ' x 4 instead of 4 spaces. If what you really want is columns, use HTML tables or CSS.
Or use -label => '' and put in your own label after the checkbox by hand with CGI::pre("$title $description $moretext")
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