Balch’s Great Rift: Today’s Courtroom Drama

Good morning! Joel Gilbert, the indicted Balch & Bingham partner will be questioned this morning by the attorney for his former boss, Steven McKinney, the other indicted Balch partner whose legal team has claimed he was not involved in the bribery conspiracy.

Although McKinney’s attorney has repeatedly demonstrated in court that his client had no meetings or communications with Oliver Robinson and others, McKinney was carbon-copied on all communications.

Gilbert will most likely also be interrogated by indicted Drummond executive David Roberson’s legal counsel therafter.

The great rift between two Balch & Bingham partners and their former client may appear to some simply as each defendant trying to save their own hide; others view it as a circular firing squad and all are doomed.

We’ll have an update this afternoon.