The client was reimbursed because Ford failed to provide services the client had requested, according to an announcement from the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday. The court suspended Ford’s license to practice law in September 2012, months after he retired from the public defender’s office.
The client who received the reimbursement had engaged Ford’s services in 2009, referred to Ford by Ford’s former assistant. The client, Darryl Moore, was serving time in federal prison with Ford’s former assistant, according to Ohio Supreme Court documents.
Ford received $3,500 to file motions for Moore to have his sentenced modified, but failed to properly provide those services.