Balch’s Telemarketers

Does Balch  & Bingham really think defendants would be talking to a telemarketer near or after midnight or at 1 in the morning?

In one of the most absurd and ridiculous comments made at a court hearing in the Burt Newsome case, lawyers from Balch & Bingham suggested the single phone number that connects all the co-conspirators in the alleged conspiracy to target, arrest, and defame Burt Newsome was in fact from telemarketers.

For heaven’s sake, some of these calls were for 18 or 19 minutes!

Do we really think Balch’s partner was purchasing a set of non-stick frying pans or a box of the fastest toilet bowl cleaner?

Defending the indefensible, Balch lawyers look like fools. The number appears to be from a cell phone, not a VoIP or landline.

We would think after receiving dozens if not hundreds of calls from telemarketers, Balch would register all of their landlines on the federal Do-Not-Call registry.

Wrapped in the alleged conspiracy, Balch now appear to be acting like a lying sack of potatoes.

Acknowledging that the co-conspirators are all linked to a single cell phone number,  does Balch & Bingham really think defendants would be talking to a telemarketer near or after midnight or at 1 in the morning?

Embarrassing. Simply embarrassing.