Alabama federal Judge Scott Coogler last week denied a request from Montgomery bond dealer Bill Blount that Coogler reconsider his order denying Blount more time to report to prison so he could continue working on a $1 million forfeiture as part of his plea bargain.

Blount and Alabama lobbyist Al LaPierre are expected to report to prison today. The two men were named in a 101-count indictment along with former Jefferson County Commission president Larry Langford in a pay-to-play scheme centering on the county’s $3.2 billion of sewer bond deals and swaps.

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