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Edwin Edwards

Edwin Washington Edwards served as the Governor of Louisiana for four terms (1972–1980, 1984–1988 and 1992–1996), twice as many terms as any other Louisiana chief executive has served. Edwards was also Louisiana's first Roman Catholic governor in the 20th century. A colorful, powerful and legendary figure in Louisiana politics, Edwards was long dogged by charges of corruption.
In 2001, he was sentenced to ten years in prison on racketeering charges. Edwards began serving his sentence in October 2002 in Fort Worth, Texas, and was later transferred to the federal facility in Oakdale, Louisiana.
Two men whom Edwards defeated in Louisiana elections, David C. Treen and J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., and a third who was his protege, John Breaux, confirmed in July 2007 that they intended to approach then U.S. President ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Edwin Edwards' life story to the silver screen?
2014-07-09
BATON ROUGE – Imagine George Clooney starring in a major motion picture as former Gov. Edwin Edwards. It's possible, says Leo Honeycutt, author of Edwards' best-selling biography, and with any luck, Louisiana's own Steven Soderbergh could be ...
(The Daily Advertiser)
  1. Edwin Edwards names campaign manager

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Edwin Edwards movie starring George Clooney?
2014-07-03
Honeycutt says he's pursuing other interests including the possibility of writing a movie script based on his Edwin Edwards biography. "We are in negotiations but I can't say where from except that it is outside of Louisiana," said Honeycutt. "But this ...
(WWL First News)
  1. Edwin Edwards movie possible, but not for several years -- if ever

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Edwin Edwards movie possible, but not for several years -- if ever
2014-07-02
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks about his past and his current campaign at his headquarters on April 2, 2014. Edwards is running for Louisiana's 6th Congressional district, and could be the subject of a biopic if writer Leo Honeycutt gets ...
(The Times-Picayune)
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A look at convicted politicians who try comebacks
2014-06-26
FILE - In this March 17, 2014 file photo, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks to reporters at the Baton Rouge Press Club in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards served eight years in prison for a felony racketeering conviction arising from the licensing of ...
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Sentencing Delayed Again For Former Mayor Nagin
2014-06-18
The New Orleans Advocate is reporting that Jenkins indicates in his motion that 20 years is at the low end of the recommended sentence. He wants that cut in half. He says former Governor Edwin Edwards got 10 years for rigging the sale of gambling permits.
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  1. Nagin sentencing pushed back another week
  2. Nagin's sentencing date pushed back a week, to July 9
  3. Nagin's sentencing date pushed back a week, to July 9

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Jeremy Alford: Forgiveness is a major theme in upcoming elections
2014-06-17
Edwin Edwards, a Democrat, is reintroducing himself to voters after a stint in federal prison. Both are seeking absolution via the November ballot as U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a Republican, prepares for the 2015 governor's race with his own baggage ...
(Opelousas Daily World)
  1. Jeremy Alford: Forgiveness major theme in upcoming elections

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Rices Landing man dies in crash
2014-06-08
Police said a motorcycle driven by Nathan Michael Edwards and a car driven by Edwin J. Boord of Masontown collided head-on around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Route 188 and Pine Street in Jefferson. The Greene County Coroner's office said Edwards, ...
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  1. Greene County motorcyclist dies in crash

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Rices Landing man dies in crash
2014-06-08
Police said a motorcycle driven by Nathan Michael Edwards and a car driven by Edwin J. Boord of Masontown collided head-on around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Route 188 and Pine Street in Jefferson. The Greene County Coroner's office said Edwards, ...
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    The Downes Side: UFN Albuquerque Predictions
    2014-06-07
    After suffering the first loss of his career to Takeya Mizugaki, Perez showed an improved game against Edwin Figueroa. One of the many Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters competing on the card, three of his four UFC wins have been first round finishes. A TUF ...
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