Verdict in: Langford guilty on all counts

10.28.2009 by AndrĂ© Natta · → 4 Comments

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Larry Langford

UPDATE: NPR’s All Things Considered is working on uploading audio that was filed earlier this evening during the broadcast.

It took less than two hours for a jury in Tuscaloosa, AL to find Birmingham mayor Larry Langford guilty on 60 federal counts. Information is still coming in, though it has been reported that he will be sentenced in the next 90-100 days.

This verdict will eventually leads to the installation of the first woman mayor of the City of Birmingham as the sitting City Council president, Carole Smitherman, will be sworn in as interim mayor. She would serve until a special election is held within the next 45-60 days.

It appears from following the trial on Twitter that the residents of this city have an opinion about the news this afternoon.

We’re interested in hearing what you think about it and what’s going to happen next here in The Magic City below in our comments section.

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3 comments
PE
PE

Surprised at the quickness of the jury reaching a verdict.

joeadams
joeadams

When the spectacle of the trial wanes, we'll have to come to terms with the fact that it didn't change anything. Until there is serious reform, Alabama governments will still be leaving their money on the front porch for someone to take. Langford is gone, but there will be someone to take his place. We can't continue to make it easy for them to do this sort of thing. Why must we rely on federal prosecutors to manage Alabama government?

Jarrod
Jarrod

I was angry with this man when he was wreaking havoc in my city but now I have a different feeling.It's important that we forgive him and move forward.

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