Online petition calling for Edwards pardon

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:40pm

Facebook is the source of a push to get the president to pardon former governor Edwin Edwards.

The page is aptly titled “Ask Obama to Pardon Edwin Edwards”. The former governor would need that pardon if he ever wanted to run for governor again.

So far the page is liked by nearly 1,400 people.

Edwards served eight years in a federal prison, after he was convicted in a scheme involving river boat casinos and their licenses.

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