Birmingham Mayor Rejected Plea Bargain According to Attorney
Birmingham, AL – (AP) - A defense lawyer says former Birmingham
Mayor Larry Langford rejected a plea bargain in his federal trial
on bribery charges because he maintained that he had not broken the
Attorney Glennon Threatt, who represented Langford, said Tuesday
that Langford's reaction to the government's offer was that he had
done nothing wrong.
Threatt told The Birmingham News a plea deal would have required
Langford to admit guilt and give prosecutors information on
anything he might know about public corruption. Prosecutors say
they can't discuss the case.
After an eight-day trial in Tuscaloosa, a federal jury found
Langford guilty last week on all 60 counts of bribery, conspiracy,
tax evasion and fraud. Threatt says Langford is disappointed but
remains in good spirits.