Independent county report concludes Ford violated county ethics in $45,000 JA computer deal

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 16, 2021 11:21 AM CT | Published: March 16, 2021 10:33 AM CT

The 15-page report obtained by The Daily Memphian details a nearly year-long investigation that initially faded for lack of corroboration but came back to life as paperwork confirming the grant emerged. Ford has contended he recused himself since he left the room during the vote on the grant. The report says that doesn’t resolve the conflict of interest and could lead to his removal from office.


Edmund Ford Jr. Brian Faughnan Shelby County Ethics Commission Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South county commission grants

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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.