A federal judge in Birmingham has set Nov. 12 as the new date that former Jefferson County commissioner Mary Buckelew will be sentenced for obstruction of justice for lying to a federal grand jury about receiving gifts from Montgomery-based bond dealer William Blount when the county’s sewer debt was refinanced in 2002 and 2003.

Buckelew’s sentencing was delayed until after the pay-to-play trial of Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, who headed up the County Commission when the now-troubled sewer debt was sold. She is expected to testify at Langford’s trial.

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