Illinois State Lawmaker Charged with Bank Fraud
Federal prosecutors allege he falsely stated that intended to use the funds for work related to his real-estate business. Instead, they allege, he put the money toward car loans, credit cards, payments to a casino, and for his 2006 campaign for Illinois State Representative.
The charges do not involve Ford's position as a legislator. Ford has operated Ford Desired Real Estate, Inc., and has invested personally in real-estate. His office said Thursday he was not immediately available to comment.
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