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(AP) A colorful ex-governor of Louisiana who spent eight years in federal prison for his role in a riverboat casino corruption scandal is requesting an early end to supervised release.

Prosecutors support the request to erase the second half of Edwin Edwards' three-year federal supervision, saying he poses absolutely no risk to public safety.

The 85-year-old ex-governor is set for the airing of a reality TV series beginning next month with his third wife.

Edwards said in a motion he filed Jan. 10 in federal court that he has long since served his time, paid his fines and done all required of him after a 2000 felony conviction in a scheme to rig riverboat casino licenses.

The motion and recent federal response were first reported by The Advocate of Baton Rouge.

Associated Press
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