The big story out of Birmingham this morning is the arrest of Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford on federal charges. The rumor mill has wondered when something like this would happen, and Langford has been said to be “lawyered up” for some time now. A Birmingham wag wants to know if they arrested him at his home in Fairfield. (Birmingham Weekly’s site is reporting that he was arrested at Birmingham Budweiser, “where he has served as a public relations executive in the past.”)
A Birmingham politico tells the Parlor that Langford may continue as mayor until/unless he is convicted. If that happened, City Council President Carole Smitherman would become mayor for three months or until the next scheduled election, whichever comes first.