State Rep. La Shawn Ford pleads guilty to misdemeanor
BY STEFANO ESPOSITO AND KIM JANSSEN Staff Reporters August 4, 2014 9:41AM
IIllinois State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
Updated: September 6, 2014 6:13AM
In a setback for federal prosecutors, State Rep. La Shawn Ford pleaded guilty Monday morning to a misdemeanor after being charged in 2012 with a 17-count federal indictment in a bank fraud case.
From the start, Ford, 41, has loudly protested his innocence since he was indicted in late 2012, claiming the charges against him were “ridiculous.” READ MORE.