After less than a day of testimony, Langford's defense rested without the defendant taking the stand.
After lunch Tuesday, the defense called Glendon Day, a former IRS agent lawyer Mike Rasmussen hired to research Remon's clothier. Rasmussen sent Day to Remon's to buy a coat and see if the owner, Remon Danforah, preferred cash or credit when making sales. Day, a portly man, said that none of Remon's sport coats fit him, but Danforah did say he preferred cash because credit cards take a portion of the sale.
The defense has insinuated that Danforah ran a scam on Langford, Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount and lobbyist Al LaPierre by double-billing them for Langford's purchases. Danforah denied that allegation during his testimony.
Later, FBI agent Tom Mayhall testified that Blount told him that Langford had not asked directly for Langford to buy him clothes while on trips to New York. On cross examination, Mayhall testified that Blount told the FBI that Langford frequently wanted to go shopping and that he wanted to go to Oxxford clothier in New York.
Before resting, the defense called one character witness, Mattie Jackson, a retired librarian. Jackson said she had met Langford about 40 years ago when she worked as a librarian at Lawson State. Jackson, who uses a walker and had to be assisted getting in and out of the jury box, said that Langford was a law-abiding and honest person.
After a brief break, the defense rested, bringing to an end speculation Langford would take the stand in his own defense.
U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler sent jurors home for the day, instructing them to get a good night's sleep and to stay away from Twitter.
On the steps of the courthouse, Langford helped Jackson to a waiting car. Walking through the rain back to his own vehicle, Langford told the media, "It's in God's hands now."
Opening argument begin Wednesday morning.