Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial
Jury deliberations resumed today in federal court in Louisiana in an insurance fraud trial involving former Governor Edwin Edwards. Edwards, the State Insurance Commission, Jim Brown, and a lawyer are accused of corruption and witness tampering. The three are alleged to have created a favorable settlement in 1996 for the owner of a failed insurance company. Earlier this year, Edwards was convicted in an unrelated racketeering case involving the licensing of riverboat casinos. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.
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