Well, former Birmingham, Alabama mayor Larry Langford was sentenced to 15 years in prison for bribery charges. I made this video when he was indicted in 2008. I actually loved the energy that Langford brought to the mayor’s office. His ideas were very costly but at least he was bringing ideas to the table. Many people that are against proposals for the city never bring a ‘Plan B’ to the table.
I believe that he actually didn’t believe that he was doing something wrong by carrying out business with people he had done personal business with before. All of the relationships he had got caught into a web of transactions that shouted “corruption!” I could beat up on Langford all day but I do believe he has a big heart for Birmingham but wasn’t financially responsible. So, I still say “Leave Larry Alone!”