Edwin Edwards Completes Home Confinement
Edwin Edwards is a free man today. Well, mostly. The former Louisiana Governor has completed the home confinement portion of his ten year sentence for racketeering and is now moving into a home with fiancee Tina Grimes Scott in Gonzales. EWE will still have to check in with probation officers for the next three years and needs permission to travel. There are no reports of an official Welcome Home party, but there will be a $250 a ticket Roast at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on July 30th.
A September Roast will benefit the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. He has also reportedly agreed to be the Grand Marshal of the International Rice Festival in his hometown of Crowley in October. In the meantime, he and Tina are developing a television reality show. While we wait for that, watch this excerpt from the 1991 Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate between David Duke and Edwards.