State Rep. Ford pleads guilty to misdemeanor in bank fraud case
State Rep. LaShawn Ford pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after being charged with bank fraud.
The West Side Democrat is expected to plead guilty to one count of delivering a false federal income tax return for 2007.
Ford, who is serving a fourth term in the House, was indicted on a felony bank charge after being accused of lying to obtain an extension of credit on six depressed real estate properties.
The misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.