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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was released from prison in 2011 after serving eight years for a felony racketeering conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term. (Associated Press)

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks at the Baton Rouge Press Club, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards announced that he would join the race to represent the state's Baton Rouge-based 6th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Edwards served two terms as governor in the 1970s. He was re-elected in 1983 and made another comeback for a fourth term in 1991. (AP Photo/Travis Spradling)

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks at the Baton Rouge Press Club, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards announced that he would join the race to represent the state's Baton Rouge-based 6th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Edwards served two terms as governor in the 1970s. He was re-elected in 1983 and made another comeback for a fourth term in 1991. (AP Photo/Travis Spradling)

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (in hat) arrives with his daughter Anna Edwards (far left) at a Baton Rouge halfway house Thursday to begin serving the rest of his prison sentence. He was released after serving eight years for a corruption conviction. (Associated Press)