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Former governor Edwards released early from parole

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago February 07, 2013 Feb 7, 2013 Thursday, February 07 2013 February 07, 2013 1:39 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Authorities released former governor Edwin Edwards from his supervised release early, according to Edward's wife.

Trina Edwards posted on Facebook today that federal authorities agreed to release the 85-year-old former governor from his three-year supervision early.

"Thanks to his exemplary conduct and record while in prison Edwin has been granted an early release from probation. It's officially over and my husband is FREE!!!"

A federal judge signed the order yesterday, according to a spokesperson for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Prosecutors said they supported the decision when it was filed by Edwards' attorneys.

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