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Bribery charges lead Tenn. state senator to resign
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- State Sen. John Ford, a member of one of Tennessee's most powerful political families, has resigned after being placed under house arrest facing charges from a two-year FBI sting, the lieutenant governor said Saturday.
Ford announced his resignation in a letter Lt. Gov. John Wilder read to the Senate.
"I plan to spend the rest of my time with my family clearing my name," he wrote.
A member of the Senate for more than 30 years, Ford was arrested Thursday following the sting operation.