La Shawn K. Ford

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La Shawn Ford
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 8th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Calvin Giles
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Profession Real Estate
Religion Roman Catholic

La Shawn K. Ford is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 8th District since 2007.[1] He is currently a real estate entrepreneur, founder of Ford Desired Real Estate.

On November 29, 2012, Ford was indicted on charges of bank fraud alleging he provided misleading evidence to obtain a $500,000 extension on a line of credit. The charges state he used the money for personal expenses rather than rehabilitating an owned property, as stated in the loan documentation.[2]

On August 4, 2014, all 17 felony counts of bank fraud and false information against Ford were dropped by federal prosecutors in exchange for his pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor income tax charge, and Ford's trial was removed from the federal docket.[3][4][5]

Campaign contributions[edit]

In the past decade, Representative Ford has received $16,350 in campaign contributions from labor unions. This sum includes:[6]


  1. ^ "La Shawn K. Ford State Representative website". Retrieved 6/30/2016.
  2. ^ Staff. "Rep. LaShawn Ford indicted on bank fraud charges". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Janssen, Kim. "State Rep. La Shawn Ford pleads guilty to misdemeanor". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Meisner, Jason. "Surprising plea deal in state Rep. Ford's bank fraud case". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Marin, Carol. "Feds back off on ruining a good man's life". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Candidate Summary - La Shawn K. Ford", National Institute on Money in State Politics, 2 Dec 2012

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