State Rep Pleads Down

State Rep Pleads Down

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Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud in federal court in Chicago.

He pleaded guilty to one count of delivering a false federal income tax return for 2007. The misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Ford earlier pleaded not guilty to eight felony counts of bank fraud and nine counts of submitting false information to the bank.

Prosecutors said they will drop those charges at Ford’s Nov. 11 sentencing. A felony conviction would have lost Ford his seat. His future in the Illinois Legislature is unclear.

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