John Ford appears in federal court - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

John Ford appears in federal court

A former Tennessee State Senator at the center of the Tennessee Waltz corruption scandal appeared in court today.

This was a report day for John Ford, basically a time for the judge and attorneys to see where they're at and whether they need more time to prepare for a possible trial.

Former Senator Ford quickly walked into the Federal Building and offered no comments of note.

Inside the courtroom, Ford's attorney said he is still in the process of going through more than a thousand hours of video and audio tapes of Ford recorded by the FBI.

For that reason, the judge gave Ford more time to prepare his case.

Ward Crutchfield's attorney was also given more time due to the hours of tape and other developments in Tennessee Waltz.

Katherine Bowers report date was moved to next month.

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