Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hurricane warning out for Alabama Democrats
A jury in Tuscaloosa only took a few hours this afternoon to find Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford(D) guilty on all sixty counts of corruption. The charges ranged from bribery to wire fraud to mail fraud. He now faces what will likely be a life sentence for someone his age and health condition. It brings to a disappointing end the political career of Mr Langford which spanned four decades in Birmingham area politics. Birmingham City Council President Carole Smitherman will be sworn in as interim Mayor by the end of tonight. She will remain Mayor until a special election is held early next year.