Blount, LaPierre begin prison sentences

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The investment banker and the lobbyist who admitted to bribing former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford will begin serving their prison sentences on Thursday.
Last August, Bill Blount and Al LaPierre admitted their roles in steering billions in Jefferson County sewer bonds to Blount's investment bank.

In return for the guilty pleas, Blount received four years and four months in prison; LaPierre received four years. They testified for the federal government in Langford's trial.

The former mayor has already begun his 15-year sentence at a prison in Kentucky.

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