Alleged Co-Conspirators May Have “Hung Themselves”

The letter to AT&T looks like a deliberate and deceptive tactic to impede justice, to hide evidence, and to protect the alleged co-conspirators.

As the Newsome Conspiracy Case garners heavier analysis by outside groups, the alleged co-conspirators and their lawyers, including some Balch & Bingham partners,  have apparently become unhinged, as the insidious and eye-popping tricks become exposed.

In a five-page letter to Judge Carole Smitherman dated August 8, 2017, Robert M. Ronnlund, an attorney for one of the alleged co-conspirators whines to the Judge about us, a sealed video-deposition, and the negative publicity.

Regarding discovery and evidence, Ronnlund wrote, “I was more than happy to ‘give the Plaintiffs all the rope they needed to hang themselves with.'”

Now with  that discovery and evidence in hand, it looks like the rope has hung Ronnlund and the alleged co-conspirators.

In a letter to AT&T dated January 16, 2016, Ronnlund wrote that “an objection has been filed regarding the deposition subpoena” and added, “absent a valid court order, please do not produce any documentation.”

What was the documentation for?  Phone numbers associated to another co-conspirator, John W. Bullock, who is not even Ronnlund’s client.  And two of the phone numbers, according to the amended complaint, were associated with the (205) 410-1494 burner, cell phone.

Unequivocally, the alleged co-conspirators look like they definitely knew each other and Ronnlund apparently knew this over 18 months ago.

In addition, an “objection” was never filed and the threat to AT&T not to produce any documentation without a “valid court order” was 100% bull.

The letter to AT&T looks like a deliberate and deceptive tactic to impede justice, to hide evidence, and to protect the alleged co-conspirators.

Judge Smitherman should impose severe sanctions, federal authorities should investigate,  and the Alabama Bar Association should conduct a formal inquiry.

No bull.