BRADENTON, Fla. — Federal Judge Scott Coogler yesterday granted a motion by Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford to have his pay-to-play trial moved to Tuscaloosa, saying that the "ends of justice" required a change of venue.

Coogler also delayed the trial until Oct. 19, saying that it would take a month to summon a jury pool and that was the first court date available at the new venue. The trial involving charges related to Langford's tenure as president of the county commission in Jefferson County, Ala., had been scheduled for Aug. 31.

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