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Prosecution Continues In Birmingham Mayor Trial

Tuscaloosa, AL – Evidence shows Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford denied receiving clothes and other items from high-priced New York stores from an investment banker who pleaded guilty to bribing him.

Jurors in Langford's federal corruption trial in Tuscaloosa heard portions of sworn testimony that Langford gave to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2007.

In that testimony, Langford said Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount had exchanged birthday and Christmas gifts. But he denied that Blount had bought him expensive gifts while in New York on business trips; Langford said he paid for items on credit cards.

That claim contradicts testimony and records from previous testimony that indicated Blount lavished Langford with merchandise worth tens of thousands of dollars from New York stores.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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