Monday, December 1, 2008
Birmingham Mayor ARRESTED
Birmingham, Al. Mayor Larry Langford(D) was arrested this morning in Birmingham by the FBI along with a lobbyist and a Montgomery, Al Banker. Their currently being held in the federal courthouse in Birmingham on numerous federal charges related to bond deals that have Jefferson County, Al on the verge of filing for the largest governmental bankruptcy in this countrys history. Mayor Langford has only been the mayor for a little over a year. These charges however relate to the time when he was the County Commission President of Jefferson County. This also continues a disturbing trend of deep south Mayors being arrested on corruption charges by the Justice Department. Jackson, Ms Mayor Frank Melton is on the verge of going to trial in Jackson on corruption charges and longtime Memphis, Tn Mayor Willie Herenton is rumored to be on the verge of being indicted as well. You also have to consider another factor in all of this. The three Mayors I just mentioned are all black democrats and their indictments were sought by US Attorneys that were appointed by President Bush. What will the President Obama led Justice Department do with these three men when they take over next month?