FORMER STATE SENATOR SENTENCED FOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS
|| By FITSNEWS || A former South Carolina Senator was sentenced to five years probation for using campaign funds on personal expenses.
Robert Ford – who resigned his office in 2013 as some of his more embarrassing expenses became public knowledge – also received 350 hours of community service and must pay nearly $70,000 to the state’s general fund.
Ford was sentenced by S.C. circuit court judge Robert Hood.
Hood could have sentenced Ford to fifteen years behind bars … which we think is ridiculous considering his corruption paled in comparison to the sort of shenanigans his white “Republican” colleagues habitually undertake.
Ford referred to the case against him as a “public lynching.” He also pointed out (correctly, we might add) that far more egregious offenses had been committed in office by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – yet her offenses which were whitewashed by her fellow “Republicans” in the S.C. House of Representatives in 2012.
Also a good point …