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[Convicted former TN Senator John] Ford allowed to remove ankle bracelet
Posted on 04/27/2006 10:39:42 AM PDT by SmithL
MEMPHIS Former state Sen. John Ford got a bit more freedom Thursday while awaiting trial on public corruption charges.
Federal Judge Daniel Breen gave Ford permission to remove the electronic monitoring device, called an ankle bracelet, he has been wearing so authorities can keep up with where he is at all times.
Prosecutor Tim DiScenza said Ford appeared to be following the court-imposed conditions of his release that generally restrict his movements to work and home.
"We had no objections to him not having to be electronically monitored," DiScenza said after a brief meeting with Breen and Ford's lawyer.
Ford is allowed to leave home only for work and church, to care for his children and for meetings with his lawyer.
The lawyers also told Breen they are on track for a trial to begin Oct. 2.
He is one of five current or former state lawmakers accused of taking bribes from FBI agents posing as representatives of a company, E-Cycle Management, seeking legislative favors while setting up a business to buy and sell used government computers.
Ford is charged with bribery, extortion and threatening a government witness. He resigned from the Senate in May shortly after his indictment.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: corruptpolitcian; ford; fordfraud; johnford; tennesseewaltz; tnwaltz
Too hard to waltz with all the extra jewelry?
posted on 04/27/2006 10:39:47 AM PDT
Actually, it is spring mating season. You know what they say about Father's day in Memphis. Mass confusion.
posted on 04/27/2006 10:41:15 AM PDT
by Coldwater Creek
("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
posted on 04/27/2006 10:45:02 AM PDT
(Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
guess he's a democrat since the AP didn't mention his party
posted on 04/27/2006 10:49:02 AM PDT
(USAF ...8thTFW...408MMS..Ubon ,Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO!!)
OK, now he's free to deliver any bribes or hide any ill-gotten gains that he's been prevented from handling previously.
posted on 04/27/2006 10:55:05 AM PDT
(Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
hell yes, he's a RAT. His sister, who didn't live in the district was allowed to run for the seat: she beat a communist RAT(not to be confused with a crooked RAT which is what the fords are)by a very small margin and then beat the Republican by 13 seats. It then came out that the dead voted, felons voted, people out of the district voted and an poll worker was out of town so someone filled in for the worker: so the Tennessee Senate finally did the right thing and threw her out. She has now filed suit, it was all about race you know.
posted on 04/27/2006 11:05:33 AM PDT
posted on 04/27/2006 11:26:57 AM PDT
(freepo ergo sum)
Surprising they didn't smack him for all the violations while he had the ankle bracelet on. He was spotted in a fair number of locations not on the allowed list.
posted on 04/27/2006 11:40:31 AM PDT
(Prensa dos para el inglés)
You know what they say about Father's day in Memphis. Mass confusion.........
ROTFLMCO.......now that's funny.
posted on 04/27/2006 2:05:05 PM PDT
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