Ex-Tenn State Rep Gets Whacked Again By Feds

They say it is better to give than receive. No one knows that better than former state Sen. John Ford who was sentenced to 14 more years in prison for his federal wire fraud conviction. Ford is already serving 5 1/2 years for bribery. He is the uncle of former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.

By Richard Locker
Memphis Commercial Appeal
NASHVILLE — Barring a successful appeal, former state senator John Ford will be 82 to 85 years old when he is released from prison.
U.S. Dist. Judge Todd J. Campbell sentenced Ford, 66, to an additional 14 years in prison Monday for his July conviction for wire fraud and concealment in connection with his receipt of $854,000 from two major TennCare contractors while serving in the legislature.
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