11:08am

Wed March 3, 2010
WVAS Local

Tax documents show ex-mayor won hundreds of jackpots

Birmingham, AL – - Tax returns that are part of a civil
lawsuit show former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford hit 555
electronic bingo jackpots worth more than $1.5 million over a
three-year period.
Langford's state returns for 2006, 2007 and 2008 are part of the
record in a lawsuit in Greene County, where plaintiffs contend
electronic bingo machines at the GreeneTrack casino in Eutaw were
rigged to allow Langford to win large sums of money.
A similar lawsuit was filed in Macon County where plaintiffs
contend machines at VictoryLand were rigged to allow Langford to
win large jackpots. Langford says he doesn't remember hitting so
many jackpots.
Lawyers for both casinos have denied the claims.
Langford was convicted in October by a federal jury on 60 counts
including bribery, money laundering and conspiracy.