Ex-Ala. Mayor Gets 15 Years In Bond Scheme

Law360, New York (March 5, 2010, 6:23 PM EST) -- A judge has sentenced the former mayor of Birmingham, Ala., to 15 years in prison for accepting about $250,000 in bribes in exchange for sending more than $7 million in bond business to an investment banker.

On Friday, Judge L. Scott Coogler of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama ordered Larry Langford to also pay $119,985 in restitution to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and to forfeit $241,843.

The restitution to the IRS is the result of Langford's convictions for filing false...
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