Former Jefferson County commissioner Larry Langford has lost another bid to remain free while appealing his corruption conviction on pay-to-play charges related to the county's failed sewer warrants.

Langford appealed an Alabama federal judge's ruling denying his request to stay out of prison pending his appeal but the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on June 9 rejected his motion for bail.

Langford, 63, began serving a 15-year sentence on April 7.

He was convicted last October of 60 charges including bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, conspiracy and filing a false tax return. Langford was ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service $120,000 and to forfeit $241,843.

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