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Former State Senator John Ford now at halfway house

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(WRCB) - Former State Senator John Ford has been released from federal prison after serving four years for his role in the Tennessee Waltz extortion scandal.

The 70-year-old will spend the remainder of his sentence in a Memphis halfway house.

Ford went to prison in 2008 after he was convicted of taking more than $50,000 in cash from undercover agents posing as businessmen seeking favors in the Tennessee legislature.

Ten others were convicted and have served their sentences.

Ford's 5 year sentence ends in February.

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