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Birmingham’s Biggest Crooks: Don MacDermott


In August, we’re celebrating Birmingham’s Biggest Crooks, whether they be liars, thieves, extortionists, swindlers or thugs. Running daily until Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s Aug. 31 federal trial. Thanks to Bhamwiki for helping with this project.

Don MacDermott

Don MacDermottPositions held: City Council member.

Wanted for: receiving and possessing child pornography.

Date of conviction: Dec. 5, 2007

Sentence: 5 years in prison.

Criminally fun fact: MacDermott is a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, described by him as “a conservative organization that tries to defend the Constitution.” The Southern Poverty Law Center says it “spews white supremacist propaganda in its publications and Web site.”

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