Former governor Edwards released early from parole
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.