Jury now deliberating in Langford trial

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - The jury is now deliberating in the Larry Langford federal corruption trial.

Judge Scott Coogler said Wednesday morning that it may take several days for the jury to come back with a verdict. The jury must decide Larry Langford is guilty or not guilty on sixty counts ranging from bribery to money laundering.

Langford says he feels good and is ready to get this over with.

Both the prosecution and the defense had ninety minutes each to make their case with the jury during closing arguments Wednesday morning. The prosecution went over their evidence saying that they have proven their case that Langford did take bribes of about $236,000 in exchange for sending public financing work to the Montgomery firm of investment banker Bill Blount. The defense told the jury that Langford was taken advantage of and that the mayor did not consider any of the gifts to be bribes.