Posted: Jan 13, 2011 6:02 AM
Updated: Jan 13, 2011 6:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was released from Oakdale Federal Prison this morning. He arrived at a halfway house in Baton Rouge at 7:05a.m. this morning.
Edwards was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2002 for racketeering charges related to the awarding of state licenses for riverboat casinos.
He has served eight and half years of that sentence.
Edwards reported to the Ecumenical halfway house in the Melorse East area of Baton Rouge, as a condition of his release.
As of 9:05a.m., Edwards daughter, Anna, and Edwards were seen leaving the halfway house to we believe home confinement.
WBRZ has numerous crews following Edwards release and will bring you the latest on Edwards release when it happens on WBRZ and wbrz.com.