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Convicted ex-mayor Larry Langford faces sentencing Friday


Larry Langford’s friend Bill Blount will be in prison for 52 months.

Wade on Birmingham - The trial of Larry LangfordLarry Langford’s other friend Al LaPierre will be in prison for 48 months.

Both were sentenced Friday in Tuscaloosa by U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler. Both had testified against their friend Langford during his federal trial in October.

He faces his sentencing on Friday in Tuscaloosa. Langford, who was convicted on 60 counts of bribery, money laundering, conspiracy and fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison.

Not surprisingly, prosecutors are asking for the 30-year sentence plus more than $360,000 in fines ($241,843 in forfeiture and $119,985 in restitution). Langford’s defense attorney expects the worst, likening a long sentence for his 63-year-old client to a “death sentence.”

We’ll have Coogler’s decision on the sentence Friday on Wade on Birmingham.

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