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The Nation

October 01, 1985

Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards' $800,000 debt to Nevada gambling casinos gave him a motive to become involved in an illegal scheme that earned $10 million, U.S. Atty. John Volz suggested in opening arguments in New Orleans. The Volz argument began the testimony phase of the trial for Edwards and seven others accused of participating in a scheme to improperly gain state certification for hospital corporations in which they had an interest.

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