Larry Langford appeal denied

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford was dealt another setback Wednesday in his efforts to appeal his federal conviction on felony corruption charges.

Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Scott Cogler denied Langford's motions for a new trial and acquittal. Langford was found guilty last October of accepting bribes from Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount in return for millions of dollars in bond work from Jefferson County.

In the motions, attorneys for Langford said the former mayor was not allowed to introduce evidence in the case and questioned the case presented by the government. Judge Cogler dismissed Langford's request on all counts.

Langford is scheduled to be sentenced March 5th.