Edwards out of prison, in BR this morning

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First stop was to halfway house

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:22am

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards arrived at a halfway house this morning after beening released from a federal prison in Oakdale, LA. 

FOX 44 News Baton Rouge was on site as Edwards arrived at the Ecumenical House on Cezanne Drive in Baton Rouge. When asked how it felt to be back home, Edwards said he wasn't sure yet.

In 2002, Edwin Edwards was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted on racketeering charges. These charges surrounded the awarding of state licenses for riverboat casinos.

Edwards checked in to the Ecumenical House around 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

Count on FOX 44 News Baton Rouge for continuing coverage on this story.

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