MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Memphis judge has sentenced a West Tennessee man to more than 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy, wire and mail fraud and money laundering.
Freddie Ford of Dyersburg was arrested in 2001 after FBI agents executed a warrant on Ford's truck company AirTrans Inc. The company is now defunct.
The agents said Ford and his general manager defrauded Allied Carriers Exchange, a Denver, Colo., company, by presenting fake invoices.
Ford's legal counsel asked that a mistrial be declared on the last day of the trial in April, but a judge refused. He was convicted of 37 counts.
Ford also will serve 15 months consecutive to the sentence for stealing more than $10,000 from his truck company's pension fund.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.