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Former Gov. Edwin Edwards. (American Press Archives)

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards. (American Press Archives)

Edwards asks feds to end supervised release early

Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:59 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's flamboyant former Gov. Edwin Edwards says he's done his time, paid $2 million in fines and forfeitures and done everything required for his supervised release, and wants the supervision to end now.

Federal prosecutors support the request. They say Edwards has served more than 18 months of the three-year supervision, and they believe ending the supervision is in the best interest of justice.

Edwards and his third wife, Trina Scott Edwards, are scheduled to begin a reality television series next month.

Although his 2000 felony conviction in a scheme to rig riverboat casino licenses cost Edwards his law license, he filed the motion himself in federal district court in Baton Rouge.

The motion filed Jan. 10 and the federal response filed Friday were first reported by The Advocate.

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