Former Jefferson County commissioner and Birmingham mayor Larry Langford is scheduled to report to prison Monday to begin a 15-year sentence. But his attorneys have asked that he be allowed to post bond and remain free pending an appeal of his federal pay-to-play conviction before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

In a court filing Monday, prosecutors said Langford had not established a factual or legal basis for prevailing on appeal or altering his sentence in this case.

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