They say that anger is the enemy of logic. In our almost 17 years of doing advocacy work, we have never seen an entity like Balch & Bingham that is so defiant, so blind, so unrealistic, so angry over the Newsome Conspiracy Case that the matter has now impacted their reputation, their legacy, and their … Continue reading Newsome Conspiracy Case Enrages Balch’s Ego
With the recent idictment of Michael Flynn, the CDLU has been approached by the most esteemed media outlets about Balch & Bingham’s success at changing Russian sanctions in 2015 for Russian-linked aerospace company Black Hall Aerospace, Inc. a/k/a AAL USA, Inc. Likewise, federal investigators near Quantico are zoning in on our posts about Balch’s Russian … Continue reading Media, Feds Zone In on Balch’s Russian Connection
As we approach the 100-day mark since its inception, the corrupt Star Chamber created to allegedly conceal unethical and possible criminal actions in the Newsome Conspiracy Case has been effective. The complete blackout of the procedures, hearings, filings or actions is extreme. Even our anonymous sources at the courthouse have been unable to provide us … Continue reading Blackout and Black Eyes
We told you so. The statement that the pre-paid wireless phone number connecting all the alleged co-conspirators in the Newsome Conspiracy Case is a “routing switch” is pure hogwash. Going to a major wireless carrier (T-Mobile), we found that the number central to the Newsome Conspiracy Case is eligible for porting and available for transfer … Continue reading Pure Hogwash and Phone Perjury
With the news that the large San Francisco-based law firm Sedgwick is shutting its doors in January, the good, professional, and ethical partners at Balch & Bingham may be wondering if it is time to bail out from Balch. Top Balch Washington D.C. lobbyist William F. Stiers left earlier this month. Maybe the Atlanta office … Continue reading Will the Good Guys Bail on Balch?
As we reviewed the Robinson Bribery Case, which involves a bribery scheme surrounding the North Birmingham CERCLA/Superfund site, we found an interesting fact that we believe may cause another Balch client, Alabama Power, to scream foul. Former Balch lobbyist Jeffrey H. Wood, the current acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources … Continue reading Did Balch Use or Abuse Alabama Power?
Demonstrating how toxic Balch & Bingham ‘s reputation has become, the Board of Directors of Alabama Power promoted two former Balch & Bingham partners but intentionally avoided mentioning their prior association with the embattled law firm in a press release. Promoting former Balch attorney Alexia Borden to Senior Vice President and General Counsel, the release … Continue reading Is Alabama Power Ready to Cut the Ropes with Balch?
What will it take for Balch & Bingham to come to their senses? A management change? More indictments? More partners fleeing? We, the CDLU, have engaged in fights for goodness and justice for almost 17 years. In addition, we have provided or secured over $10 million in medical services for the sick and the dying. … Continue reading Another Chapter…
Balch & Bingham lost half of their paying D.C. lobbying clients in recent months. On top of that, a 20-year veteran at Balch & Bingham, William F. Stiers, left the firm last week. Besides the federal indictments and two ongoing federal probes what else is sinking Balch’s reputation? The Star Chamber. Foolishly, Balch partner Schuyler … Continue reading Star Chamber Now Sinking Balch’s Reputation
The Washington Post made a strong observation as they wrote about Russian ties to the President’s orbit of advisors. “While Trump has sought to dismiss these Russia ties as insignificant, or characterized the people involved in them as peripheral figures, it has now become clear that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III views at least … Continue reading Now a Liability? Balch’s Success in Changing Russian Sanctions
[UPDATE: Politico.com quotes Stiers as saying, “The Balch platform is great for energy and environmental issues but my portfolio doesn’t sync with that.” Come on! Stiers worked for Balch for 20 years, and he just figured out he was out of sync? We actually think bribery allegations, federal indictments, criminal conspiracies, and website scrubs didn’t … Continue reading Stiers Jumps Ship; Firms Terminating Balch & Bingham as Lobbyists
Concealment, perpetuation, and personal gain. Those words ought to sound familiar to prosecutors at the Office of Special Counsel of the U.S. Justice Department. On May 23, 2017, Balch & Bingham attempted to deceive the public and Politico.com of their lobbying efforts on behalf of Russian-linked Black Hall Aerospace, saying they “previous represented” the firm … Continue reading Forensic Audit of Russian-Linked Black Hall Aerospace
Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., a Balch & Bingham partner who filed the amended motion for summary judgment in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, declared that Balch was justified in interfering in Newsome’s business and livelihood because the Alabama Supreme Court allowed “ruining a rival” in a 1961 decision. But that is untrue. The Alabama Supreme Court … Continue reading Is Ruining a Rival Ruining Balch?
Now is the time for Mueller and his G-Men to go deep into the intricate ownership, corporate structure, financial records, and wire transfers of Black Hall Aerospace. With the federal indictment today of Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, K Street is shaking as two lobbying firms, The Podesta Group and Mercury, were hired … Continue reading Mueller, the Russians, and Balch
In February of 2015, when the Newsome Conspiracy Case was at its infancy, Balch and alleged other co-conspirators vehemently fought the sealing of the case. Balch attorneys wrote at the time: “While Plaintiffs couch their motion as a prophylactic measure to ‘protect’ the reputations of the attorneys involved in this lawsuit, neither Cooper or B&B … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Prophylactic Hypocrisy