Former U. S. Congressman Cleo Fields, depicted on FBI wire taps accepting $20,000 or so in cash from former Gov. Edwin Edwards, implores voters to go out and support the current Edwards candidate in 2015.


Former U. S. Congressman Cleo Fields, who, in 1997, was revealed through the contents of FBI wire taps to have accepted around $20,000 in cash from former Gov. Edwin Washington Edwards, is imploring Louisiana citizens to go out and support the current Edwards edition for Governor in 2015, John Bel Edwards.  Here’s a recording of him making his strong appeal:

Former U. S. Congressman Cleo Fields implores Louisiana
voters to support John Bel Edwards for Governor of Louisiana.

In this Wikipedia feature on Fields, he states there was a “humorous explanation” of the episode.   From the preceding link:  ” At the time Fields stated that the incident was just an innocent business transaction between friends, and said there was a humorous explanation, which he would make public shortly thereafter. A cloud hung over Fields as an unindicted co-conspirator in Edwards’ criminal trial and in the end Fields refused to deliver the promised “humorous” explanation, stating that at the time of the cash transfer, he was not an elected official, and therefore under no obligation to explain publicly.

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