Palmetto Sunrise: Ford to face a lingering ethics complaint in Columbia

Former state Sen. Robert Ford

The day has arrived when former state senator Robert Ford, of Charleston, goes before the South Carolina Senate Ethics Committee to address a complaint filed earlier this year.

In January, the committee brought a fresh complaint against former Sen. Robert Ford, eight months after he resigned because of a similar ethics probe.

It's been nearly a year since Ford stepped down and his attorney, Bill Runyon, has said the body is trying to make an example of Ford with this second hearing while other ethics clouds surround the Statehouse.

Even though Ford is no longer a member of the Senate, the committee could issue a fine, or even refer the matter for possible criminal investigation if it deems a deeper investigation is warranted (click here to read more on that).

The hearing is at 9 a.m., in Room 308 of the Gressette Building on the Statehouse complex in Columbia.

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