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Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

State Rep. Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

State Rep. Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

State Rep. La Shawn Ford pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to allegations he used a $500,000 line of credit meant to rehab homes for personal expenses. Read »

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