Former governor Edwards off house arrest

POSTED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 4:35pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 5:20pm

Louisiana's former governor, Edwin Edwards, will be a free man on July 6. His 6 month house arrest will be over.

Edwards was sent to a half-way house in Baton Rouge 6 months ago.

Edwards says he will not talk to the media tomorrow, will hold a press conference on July 30.

He has announced on Facebook that he is engaged to a woman from Alexandria, he's planning a book tour with his biographer, Leo Honeycutt, and there are even talks about a reality television show.

Edwards served eight years in a federal prison for a scheme to rig riverboat casino licenses.

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