Former Governor Marries Prison Pen Pal
July 30, 2011 by Post Team
Former Governor Marries Prison Pen Pal, In a simple ceremony on Friday in the French Quarter in Louisiana, former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who celebrates his 84th birthday next month, he married a woman 32 years old, who became friends during his federal prison sentence bribery and extortion, the Associated Press.
When Edwards, a Democrat elected to four terms as governor in the 1970′s, 80 and 90, was asked how he managed to score a wife years younger, said: “People who do not know me do not know what a wonderful companion, friendly and modest I am. ”
He also told reporters that his new wife, Trina Scott Grimes, who first wrote to him while in prison, visited him regularly there.
“The prison was in love with her – used to see her walk across the parking lot,” Edwards said, laughing. “They made me the hero of the field.”
For his part in a bribery and extortion of riverboat casino licensing platform during his fourth term in the 1990, Edwards spent eight years in federal prison, he completed six months of home confinement and regular reporting to a house halfway to Baton Rouge in July. The two have not discussed what Grimes, third wife of Edwards, chose him as a pal. “It’s fantastic, I am very happy,” said the bride. She has published wedding updates her Facebook page, which shows no occupation.
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