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Former La. Gov. Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

Former La. Gov. Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

BATON ROUGE, La., March 17 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, freed from prison three years ago, announced Monday he will seek the open seat in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District.
Edwin Edwards leaves house arrest

Edwin Edwards leaves house arrest

NEW ORLEANS, July 6 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, freed from house arrest Wednesday, looked forward to his wedding and his 84th birthday.

New Orleans prosecutor John Volz dead

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- John Volz, the former federal prosecutor in New Orleans, died this weekend in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 74, his family said.
Ex-Gov. Edwards may go on speaking tour

Ex-Gov. Edwards may go on speaking tour

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, released from prison Thursday after serving eight years for bribery and fraud, could go on a book tour, a friend said.

Ex-wife of former La. Gov. Edwards injured

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards' ex-wife, Candy Picou Edwards, was hurt during a domestic dispute with her child's father, authorities allege.
Decision looms on Jefferson's taking stand

Decision looms on Jefferson's taking stand

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 21 (UPI) -- A looming decision on whether former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., should take the witness stand at his corruption trial is a tough one, experts say.

Bush denies bevy of pardons, commutations

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Before leaving office, U.S. President George W. Bush rejected clemency pleas from former lawmakers Randall "Duke" Cunningham, Edwin Edwards and Mario Biaggi.

No clemency for former La. Gov. Edwards

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards remained in prison this Thanksgiving, without the hoped-for sentence commutation from U.S. President George Bush.

Big-name convicts seek Bush's intervention

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Some well-known convicts are pleading for mercy directly to U.S. President George Bush before he leaves office in January, administration officials said.

New Orleans strategist gets new lawyer

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- New Orleans political strategist Mose Jefferson says high-profile lawyer Michael Fawer will represent him in his bribery trial.

One ex-La. gov seeks pardon for another

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- A former Republican governor of Louisiana has asked President George Bush to pardon former Democratic Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Judge dismisses accused lawyer's claims

NEW ORLEANS, June 11 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled U.S. Attorney Jim Letten can remain in charge of the prosecution of a lawyer accused of embezzlement.

New Orleans D.A. resigns under fire

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan, facing a $3.7 million judgment for firing white employees, has resigned after five years in office.

Jury finds black prosecutor discriminated

NEW ORLEANS, March 31 (UPI) -- A federal jury has ruled New Orleans' first black district attorney discriminated against 43 white employees when he fired them in 2003.

Edwards hopes ruling reduces prison term

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sentencing will reduce his 10-year prison term. Edwards' attorneys believe the decision offers a glimmer of hope, but they were also disappointed in part of the ruling, t

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Edwards moved to Louisiana prison

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was back in a federal prison in his home state Wednesday.

Edwards headed to prison closer to home

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is being moved to a federal prison closer to his home.

Imprisoned ex-governor agrees to divorce

NEW ORLEANS, June 16 (UPI) -- Imprisoned former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has agreed to divorce his wife after spending the past 19 months in a federal prison.

La. insurance commissioner to step down

BATON ROUGE, La., April 1 (UPI) -- Suspended Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown will officially leave office Friday after losing a final appeal of his conviction for lying to FBI agents about a failed insurance company.

Book of the week: 'Bayou Farewell'

SAN DIEGO, April 1 (UPI) -- In "Bayou Farewell," Mike Tidwell has written a gripping account of the causes and consequences of the disappearance of the Louisiana bayou. This rich and beaut
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Congressman opposes clemency for Edwards

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A congressman has written President Bush opposing a bid seeking clemency for imprisoned former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Congressman opposes clemency for Edwards

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 12 (UPI) --

Surveillance tapes studied in La. search

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Surveillance tapes were being examined Friday in the search for the wife of a former Louisiana elections commissioner who may have been abducted from a shopping center parking lot Christmas Eve.

Former La. governor checks into prison

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards entered a federal prison Monday to serve a 10-year sentence for his role in rigging state licenses for riverboat casinos in
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