According to a post on his Facebook page, the 84-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor says he is "negotiating with a producer who is interested in doing a reality show dealing with my current personal life."
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards has taken to the Facebook social networking waves, touting the possibility of a reality TV show as he wraps up his last month of home confinement to complete his federal prison sentence.
According to a post on his Facebook page, the 84-year-old erstwhile four-term Louisiana governor says he is "negotiating with a producer who is interested in doing a reality show dealing with my current personal life. Trina Grimes Scott and I are very excited about this opportunity and wanted you all to hear it here first! No further details at this time, but I will say that it is in the developmental stages!"
Edwards, who in October 2002 was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery and extortion stemming from a riverboat casino licensing scandal, was released in January of this year and is set to finish his six months of home confinement early next month, according to WWL New Orleans' website.
Trina Scott, the 30-something year old fiancee of Edwards, reportedly pursued the former governor while he was still behind bars after reading his book.
"I have had a long and interesting life," Edwards says in the About Edwin section of his Facebook page. "I went from a sharecropper's farm in the depressions days of the 30's [sic] to the halls of congress and the governor's mansion in Louisiana. I have been to the depths and risen to the heights as the only 4 term governor of our state. I am now retired and will be traveling the state during the coming months for scheduled book signing events; to meet and greet old friends and make new ones. In spite of my age I have no disabilities and I am in reasonably good health for which I am very thankful."