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Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?

“Excitement comes from knowing what to expect,” screams the Balch & Bingham web site. Not exactly, especially when it involves federal investigators. Yesterday, two Balch & Bingham partners pled not guilty in federal court and each posted a $5,000 bond in relationship to the Robinson Bribery Scheme. Indicted Balch partner Steven McKinney, who served as … Continue reading Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?

AT&T Letter: Perjury or Intentional Obstruction of Justice?

The Newsome Conspiracy Case highlights what appears to be unethical, maybe even criminal behavior. The letter sent to AT&T in early 2016 appears to have been sent to prevent phone records from being released to Newsome’s legal team. The claims in the letter justifying the withholding of information are knowingly 100% false: there was no … Continue reading AT&T Letter: Perjury or Intentional Obstruction of Justice?

Another Russian-linked Website Scrub

Are federal investigators finally scrutinizing Balch’s client Black Hall Aerospace, Inc. a/k/a AAL USA, Inc., the Russian-linked aerospace company tied  to Soviet immigrant Oleg Sirbu? In February, when the CDLU met with Sirbu’s attorneys Benjamin Coulter and Victor Hayslip, we were baffled why Sirbu had not gone to criminal investigators at the FBI. Allegedly U.S. … Continue reading Another Russian-linked Website Scrub

More Indictments? Balch leaders and FBI need to Investigate

The parallel similarities between the Robinson Bribery Case and Newsome Conspiracy Case are striking:  the use (or abuse) of an African-American elected official, money funneled through a third party entity, contributions made, etc. Although we are pleased that in a statement the leadership at Balch & Bingham vows to make sure partners are “adhering to … Continue reading More Indictments? Balch leaders and FBI need to Investigate

CDLU calls on Trump to Fire Former Balch Lobbyist

Individuals tied to environmental racism should have no sanctuary in the U.S. Department of Justice or the Executive Branch. With the federal indictment yesterday of two partners of Balch & Bingham over the Robinson Bribery Scheme,  we called on the Trump Administration today to fire Jeffrey H. Wood, Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General of the … Continue reading CDLU calls on Trump to Fire Former Balch Lobbyist

Will Balch & Bingham Partner Turn Federal Witness?

After the federal indictments were handed down, Balch & Bingham partners Joel Gilbert and Steven McKinney were put on an indefinite leave of absence and their Balch.com web pages were taken down. Balch released this statement to al.com: “Today we learned of the federal grand jury action regarding Joel Gilbert and Steve McKinney. While we … Continue reading Will Balch & Bingham Partner Turn Federal Witness?

Do Balch’s “Routine Legal Services” include Bribes and Economic Racism?

To defend the indefensible by calling the overt suppression of African-Americans “routine legal services” is economic racism. More indictments are expected today from the U.S. Attorney’s  Office in Birmingham in the Robinson Bribery Case and a partner (or more according to our sources) at Balch & Bingham will be indicted. [Update: As our sources correctly … Continue reading Do Balch’s “Routine Legal Services” include Bribes and Economic Racism?

Will Prosecutors Now Take a Closer Look at Balch & Bingham?

The Alabama Political Reporter wrote about our site yesterday morning, driving traffic to our site up at least 250%.  Besides law firms, we received identifiable traffic from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Alabama State Legislature, and several law enforcement agencies. Alabama Political Reporter wrote: [BanBalch.com] seems “to know much about Balch & Bingham’s internal … Continue reading Will Prosecutors Now Take a Closer Look at Balch & Bingham?

Strange Fundraising Chair Served as Director of $360,000 Corrupt Bribery Entity

Mike Thompson, the fundraising chairman of Strange’s U.S. Senate campaign was listed as a director of the Alliance for Jobs and the Economy, a tax-exempt entity created in 2015 whose purpose was to funnel $360,000 in bribes to a corrupt politician, former Alabama State Representative Oliver Robinson, according to court filings of the U.S. Department … Continue reading Strange Fundraising Chair Served as Director of $360,000 Corrupt Bribery Entity