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Friend Of John Ford Sentenced For Lying To FBI

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(AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A federal judge in Memphis has fined a psychologist for lying to the FBI about lobbying former state Sen. John Ford, who was under federal surveillance at the time. 

Dr. Roger D. Morgan of Lakeland was sentenced Monday on his earlier guilty plea. He must pay a $5,000 fine, but was not given a prison term. 

His attorney said Morgan is no threat to society and justice was served by the fine imposed. 

The Commercial Appeal reported Morgan is a friend of Ford. The former lawmaker was convicted in the Tennessee Waltz public corruption scandal and is serving a 20-year prison sentence. 

On an FBI recording, Morgan was caught asking for legislation to benefit psychologists after Ford asked him for help raising funds for his legal defense. Morgan later denied the conversation with Ford. 

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