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May 31, 2013


Lawmaker Quits Amid Allegations of Stealing Funds

South Carolina State Sen. Robert Ford (D) resigned "effective immediately" as a hearing began on alleged ethics violations against him, The State reports.

Ford "is accused of depositing campaign donations into personal bank accounts, and spending campaign money on personal medical expenses, gym memberships and purchases from adult stores."

But he denied the charges just yesterday: "I don't take no money from my campaign for me. Every penny went for projects."












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