11th Circ. Denies Ex-Mayor's Bribery Conviction Appeal

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday rejected a former Birmingham, Ala., mayor’s bid to overturn his 15-year prison sentence for allegedly participating in a multibillion-dollar bid-rigging scheme that is at the heart of a county's current bankruptcy woes.

Larry P. Langford, who also once served as the former commissioner for Jefferson County, Ala., came up short in his appeal, with the court denying his arguments that the jury had been unfairly prejudiced. 

“In short, there is more than enough evidence to have enabled the jury to find...
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