Ford said he trusted people, which was his mistake. However, he said, he takes full responsibility for all that has happened, and that he blames no one else.
"Never ever again, will I make these kind of mistakes," he said.
Ford also assured the court that he has followed every order that has been given to him since his indictment.
Ford finished by speaking about his children, and asked the court to remember then when deciding on his sentence.
Ford spoke in a very low, humble voice. It was a striking difference from the Ford was saw and heard in some of the FBI's surveillance tapes, as well as the Ford we often see on television.
Ford wiped his face and eyes as he returned to his seat.