For your reading displeasure
It is common knowledge in Birmingham that the Securities and Exchange Commission has been investigating a series of conspicuous bond deals that took place during Langford’s tenure as president of the Jefferson County Commission.
Also, it has been widely reported that, in his second interview with the SEC, Langford refused to answer investigators’ questions, citing an ambiguous Constitutional right.
What has not been reported is what Langford said to those same investigators in his first SEC interview on June 21, 2007.
Birmingham Weekly has obtained a copy of a transcript from that interview. What it reveals about the mayor is disconcerting: personal financial habits that are reflective of — and perhaps connected to — his management of public funds, and an attitude towards debt that makes the federal government seem frugal.
You can download it here.
And read our Cover Story about it here.