BRADENTON, Fla. — The alleged pay-to-play scheme in connection with Jefferson County, Ala.'s sewer bonds and swaps unraveled further yesterday when Montgomery-based bond dealer William Blount pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to one count each of bribery and conspiracy.

Blount agreed to forfeit $1 million and to testify against Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, whose trial in the case is scheduled to begin Aug. 31. A federal judge recently agreed to pick up the tab for Langford's attorney after finding that the mayor was unable to pay.

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