Notable Cases » LaShawn Ford

Represented Illinois State Senator LaShawn Ford who had been indicted on 17 counts of bank fraud. On the eve of trial, after having filed a motion to dismiss the indictment on the grounds of racially motivated selective prosecution, the government agreed to dismiss all felony charges in exchange for a misdemeanor tax charge that resulted in a sentence of probation. (2014)

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LaShawn Ford sentenced to probation
Paul Meincke, ABC 7 Chicago, November 14, 2014

Prosecutors agreed to drop all 17 felony charges against [State Representative} Ford in exchange for his guilty plea to a single misdemeanor tax count
Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2014