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6th Circ. Nixes Tenn. Sen.'s Corruption Conviction

Law360 (April 14, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday overturned the corruption conviction of former Tennessee state Sen. John Ford, saying he couldn't be held liable under federal law for failing to make financial disclosures required by state law.

Writing for a unanimous three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Boyce F. Martin Jr. said Ford was required to make financial disclosures to the state's legislature and election registry, but couldn't be held liable under federal law section 1001, which prohibits making false statements...
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