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Senator Robert Ford responds to ethics committee

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Last night Senator Robert Ford sent media outlets his legal response to the state ethics committee.

Earlier this month the committee said the Charleston Senator, "knowingly and willfully altered copies of campaign banking records."

Attorney: Accidental errors led to ethics charges

The attorney for Ford said the charges stem from bookkeeping errors and in his response filed on May 15 claims the prosecutor in the case misled Ford by not disclosing that he was under investigation when obtaining his paperwork.

We'll have more details on this investigation tonight on News 2 at 6:00.

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