State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8th) was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday afternoon on charges of bank fraud.
In an interview with our partners at the Austin Weekly News, Ford strongly denied the charges of fraud against the now-defunct ShoreBank in relation to his buying and rehabbing homes on the West Side.
“There was no property that was left undone,” Ford, who founded his real estate company, Ford Desired Real Estate, in Austin in 2001, told Austin Weekly News Editor Terry Dean.
Read “State Rep. Ford vehement in defense agains federal charges” for the entire story.
Ford sent out an email Thursday afternoon announcing he’s planning to meet with constituents Friday at his office, 5104 W. Chicago Ave.
Also read “Indicted state Rep. Ford denies charges: “No bank fraud in my blood,” by the Chicago Sun-Times.