BRADENTON, Fla. — Former Birmingham Mayor and Jefferson County commissioner Larry Langford said Wednesday that his conviction should be reversed, mail fraud counts against him dismissed due to insufficient evidence, and he should be given a new trial.

He made the comments in a 50-page brief filed on his behalf in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, which described the case against him as “entirely circumstantial.” The document provides a glimpse into the man convicted last October on 60 federal pay-to-play charges, largely stemming from sewer bond deals that he orchestrated in Jefferson County.

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