BRADENTON, Fla. — Former Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Larry Langford has filed a motion for new trial on pay-to-play charges and requested that the judge set aside his conviction because, among other reasons, the jury didn’t deliberate long enough.

Langford was found guilty last week on 60 federal charges of bribery, fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and filing false tax returns, much of which took place when he was president of the Jefferson County Commission when $3.2 billion of sewer debt was refinanced in 2002 and 2003.

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