Former aide to Mayor Bell pleads guilty to money laundering

Kenneth Crittenden pleaded guilty today to money laundering before Judge Sharon Blackburn. Crittenden had served previous time in prison after pleading guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance in 1993.

The special assistant to Birmingham Mayor William Bell who worked at CrossPlex, was indicted in October. The charges accuse Crittenden of using his personal business, E-Z Auto Sales, to conceal the proceeds of drug trafficking activities.