UPDATE: Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Out Prison
The Former Governor of Louisiana, Edwin Edwards, was released from Federal Prison this morning. It was speculated that he would get out by Friday but reports surfaced that his paperwork had been processed and he was to be released today.
The four-term former governor arrived in Baton Rouge on Thursday morning after leaving the Oakdale prison. The 83-year-old Democrat is assigned to a halfway house for six months, until July.
Edwards went to jail in October 2002 on a 10-year sentence for a bribery and extortion scheme to rig Louisiana's riverboat casino licensing process during his final term in office. He has maintained his innocence.
Edwards was brought to the halfway house by his daughter, Anna. He was wearing a gray sweat shirt and cap.
Asked it how it felt to be out of prison, Edwards said "I don't know yet" and refused to say anything else as he went inside.
We will have to stay tuned to see how Edwards conforms back to society and see if he stays in the private sector or tries to get back into the public eye. HMMM should be interesting to see what happens!