Langford found guilty, removed from office
He was accused of accepting cash, clothing and luxury items valued at about $236,000 while he was president of the Jefferson County Commission. He was convicted of funneling about $7.1 million in bond business to prominent Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount, who had already pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate, in exchange for the gifts.
The mayor showed no emotion when the verdict was read, according to the report.
The conviction led to his immediate removal from office, just two years after he easily won over several other candidates including the incumbent.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen