BRADENTON, Fla. — A federal judge in Alabama Friday sentenced Montgomery bond dealer Bill Blount to four years and four months in prison and lobbyist Al LaPierre to four years in prison for their pay-to-play roles in the refinancing of Jefferson County’s $3.2 billion of now-failed sewer warrants.

Prosecutors said both men participated in a bribery conspiracy with former County Commission president Larry Langford that spanned six years.

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