John Ford: 'Actor' Defense is Just 'News-Media Talk' 

John Ford, the former state senator who is considered the star player in the rollout of the Tennessee Waltz saga, won’t disclose his legal strategy as he awaits trial for his role in the FBI sting sometime early next year. But Ford promises “a correct presentation” and insists, ‘I don’t have to prove anything. They have to prove something!”

One clue as to what that correct presentation won’t include: any reference to the independent movie filmed by undercover informant Tim Willis in the same downtown office space where one of the government’s videotapes has shown Ford pocketing FBI cash. That money, several thousand dollars worth, was handed over by a supposed representative of “E-Cycle,” a fictitious computer firm used as an FBI front. “That’s news-media talk. That don’t mean nothing!” Ford scoffed about speculation that he might claim only to have been an actor in Willis’ fictional drama. (For more, go to "Political Beat".)

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