Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was found guilty and convicted on all 60 counts in his federal corruption trial in Tuscaloosa, reports the Birmingham News.
Among the charges were bribery, money laundering, conspiracy, mail and wire fraud and filing a false tax return. The office of the Mayor of Birmingham was immediately vacated and City Council President Carole Smitherman became Acting Mayor until a special election is held in early-mid December.
The anti-gay social conservative former mayor of Birmingham refused to issue a parade permit for Alabama gay Pride. The parade and celebration eventually happened over his objections and Central Alabama Pride sued the city and Langford. Here's some delicious irony: A children's charity founded by the former mayor is also being investigated by the feds for lavishly spending money and writing checks to a former gay porn super-star Ryan Idol.
Langford now faces a maximum of 804 years in prison. And it couldn't happen to a better person.
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