Former Louisiana governor released from prison

[JURIST] Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards [official profile] was released from a federal prison Thursday after being allowed to finish the remainder of his sentence in home detention. Edwards has been in prison since 2002 when he was sentenced to 10 years for fraud [AP report], racketeering and extortion. The former four term governor was convicted for attempting to manipulate the state’s riverboat casino licensing process for his personal gain. Since his release, Edwards has taken a job as a…

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