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Former [LA] Elections Commissioner Fowler Freed Tuesday
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|Last Edited||Brandonius Maximus Jun 21, 2005 03:03pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, June 21, 2005 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former elections commissioner Jerry Fowler was released from a halfway house Tuesday morning, four years, four months and eight days after he went to prison for taking kickbacks on voting machines. |
Fowler pleaded guilty in November 2000 to bilking the state out of $900,000 between 1991 and 1999, but he is believed to have made about $3 million on the schemes. His attorney said Fowler spent the money gambling.
Fowler has been at a halfway house in Baton Rouge since January 18h.
During his incarceration, Fowler's wife disappeared more than two years ago.
Mari Ann Fowler was apparently abducted from the parking lot of a sandwich shop in Port Allen on Christmas Eve 2002. She was on her way to visit her imprisoned husband in Beaumont, Texas. The abduction was partially caught by a security camera.
She was declared legally dead in May 2004.
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