Edwin Edwards will be released to halfway house, festival to honor Edwards

UPDATE: The Crowley Post-Signal has learned that the Rice Festival will name Edwin Edwards as their grand marshall of their 75th International Rice Festival. More information on the naming will be released in Wednesday's edition of the Crowley Post-Signal as well as AcadiaParishToday.com.

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After spending more than eight years in a federal prison, Edwin Edwards will be released to a halfway house sometime this month.

The exact transfer date is unknown as the Federal Bureau of Prisons does not release transfer dates.

The four-term former governor of Louisiana's daughter, Anna Edwards, released a statement Monday saying Edwards' family looks forward to his release from the Oakdale Prison. She says Edwards will be assigned to a halfway house in January for six months. Edwards' statement also gave no clue to as to when the transfer would take place. It did however state that her father would not speak to the media while at the halfway house, citing the Bureau of Prisons' rules.

Edwin Edwards was incarcerated in October 2002 for a bribery and extortion scheme to rig the riverboat casino licensing process.

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