Fielder claims McDaniel spokesman paid him for interview

However, Hood spokeswoman Jan Schaefer confirmed Monday evening that Fielder told investigators that it was Fritsch who paid him for the interview.

Additionally, a Democratic activist said two weeks ago that Fritsch contacted him about helping to find legal representation for Fielder. At the time, it was believed the FBI was talking to Fielder, but that has not been substantiated. The FBI previously would neither confirm nor deny any investigation into Fielder.

Clarion Ledger