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State Rep. La Shawn Ford pleads guilty to misdemeanor

IIllinois State Rep. LShawn K. Ford

IIllinois State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

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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.

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