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Newly-elected senator fined by Registry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Newly-elected state Senator Ophelia Ford has been fined 175 dollars for not filing a personal financial report on time.  The Registry of Election Finance says the paperwork was 25 days late.

The Registry voted unanimously Wednesday to fine Ford whose report was due July 23rd, but not filed until August 17th. Ford also failed to respond to a show-cause order to explain why she was late.

Ford won a special election to succeed her brother John Ford, who resigned from the Legislature. She hasn't yet been seated in the chamber.

The Registry, which oversees state campaign finance laws, also voted Wednesday to put off for a month any action on a case against former Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout. It involves allegations that campaign money was used for his wife's travel and for a 2002 reception.

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