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Former Sen. Ford to be fined, 2nd case sent to AG

Senate Ethics Committee Chairman Luke Rankin said Wednesday his committee will order Ford to pay civil fines and will forward the latest allegations to the attorney general's office. How much the Democrat will be fined is not yet determined.

Ford didn't attend Wednesday's hearing, but his attorney agreed with the findings. Documents show Ford transferred the money from his campaign account after resigning from the Senate one year ago.

He then spent the money on personal expenses including credit card bills, rent, tailoring, car payments and detailing and lawn services.

A spokesman for Attorney General Alan Wilson says last year's similar allegations on Ford remain under review.

 

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