Here’s the indictment of LaShawn Ford:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
LASHAWN FORD ) SUPERSEDING INFORMATION
12 CR 927
The UNITED STATES ATTORNEY charges:
On or about August 29, 2008, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and elsewhere, LASHAWN FORD, defendant herein, willfully delivered and disclosed, and caused to be delivered and disclosed, to the Internal Revenue Service a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Form 1040 with schedules and attachments) for calendar year 2007, which return was false as to a material matter in that the return falsely stated that the total cost or other basis for the property at 5700 W. Erie in Chicago was $166,979, when in fact, as FORD knew, the total cost or other basis for that property was materially In violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7207.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
Ford was in indicted for bank fraud in November of 2012.
The Sun-Times writes Ford has cut a deal that lets him off the felony hook by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor.
That would mean he could continue serving in the Illinois House of Representatives.
I’m remembering that Harold Washington had some income tax problems while in the legislature that did not result in a felony conviction.