EX Tennessee State Senator John Ford pleaded "not guilty" to the charges of taking bribes from representatives of a fake company setup by the FBI. The FBI has Ford on video tape accepting wads of cash from the undercover agents and making death threats against them.
“The government has tried to show me and others as being corrupt and villains when in essence they’re the ones that are corrupt. They’re the villains...They’re the ones who have been disingenuous all along. They’re the ones who set up a fictitious, illegal, phony apparatus,” - John Ford
John, you were caught taking bribes, lots of bribes from that "fictitious, illegal, phony apparatus". You know, the 3 death threats on an undercover FBI agent does not help you case either.
(Hat Tip - NIT)