Posted: Jan 13, 2011 7:19 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
Updated: Aug 4, 2011 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards has been released from federal prison and moved to a halfway house, after serving eight years for a corruption conviction.
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 sister, Anna.