Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

Balch’s Support Becomes Political Liability

Last week, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (pictured) was ripped by his opponent for having accepted donations from embattled law firm Balch & Bingham WHNT reports: [Peter] Joffrion is calling on Brooks to return certain campaign donations he says are associated with convicted felons. Joffrion is pointing out that Political Action Committees connected to both Roberson … Continue reading Balch’s Support Becomes Political Liability

Will BBVA’s Code of Conduct Doom Balch & Bingham?

Banking giant BBVA in Madrid, Spain is investigating their wholly-owned U.S.-based subsidiary BBVA Compass‘ relationship with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham and making sure they are not violating BBVA’s Code of Conduct. We have asked BBVA to suspend or terminate their relationship with Balch immediately. We wrote and spoke directly to the leadership in … Continue reading Will BBVA’s Code of Conduct Doom Balch & Bingham?

Balch, Bingham, & Bribery: Why Did They Cross the Line?

Balch’s Managing Partner Stan Blanton should be replaced immediately, and Chief Operating Officer David Miceli, who testified in the corruption trial, should promptly step down. As convicted ex-Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert prepares to possibly share the dark secrets at Balch & Bingham before being sentenced to federal prison, questions about the law … Continue reading Balch, Bingham, & Bribery: Why Did They Cross the Line?

Flushed! Balch & Bingham Reputation Takes International Beating

Our Facebook posts about how convicted Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert spearheaded an effort that targeted poor black children in North Birmingham so that families would not have their toxic or contaminated property tested by the EPA have taken off across the United States and in Spain. The CDLU has been in touch … Continue reading Flushed! Balch & Bingham Reputation Takes International Beating

Balch’s Free Coats and Toxic School Grounds for Children

When you at some moment believe there will be an epiphany, redemption, and acts of contrition by the leaders at Balch & Bingham, it is then when you hear the unbelievable, the most appalling conduct ever and equate Balch & Bingham with the worst dregs of humanity. Your shock causes you to utilize vernacular of … Continue reading Balch’s Free Coats and Toxic School Grounds for Children

Conviction of Balch & Bingham Partner Makes National Headlines

Convicted Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert has made national headlines this afternoon. As we continue to reach out to Wall Street institutional investors and businesses that have utilized Balch in the past with our call for them to immediately suspend Balch & Bingham, the national coverage is beneficial to and compliments our efforts. … Continue reading Conviction of Balch & Bingham Partner Makes National Headlines

GUILTY ON ALL 6 COUNTS: Balch & Bingham Partner and Drummond Executive

Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert was found GUILTY ON ALL 6 counts and so was Drummond’s executive David Roberson. Justice, Justice! As Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Archibald tweeted: Now that the bribers and the bribee has been brought to justice, it is time to look at so many others involved in this case … Continue reading GUILTY ON ALL 6 COUNTS: Balch & Bingham Partner and Drummond Executive

More Day 16: Defendants Own Words and Actions Prove their Guilt

Assistant U.S. Attorney George Martin gave the final rebuttal this morning and it was powerful. Even U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town was in the courtroom for the final discourse. Kyle Whitimire of AL.com tweeted: AUSA George Martin now up to give the second half of the government’s closing. He says he has 47 minutes and … Continue reading More Day 16: Defendants Own Words and Actions Prove their Guilt

Day 16: Roberson’s Good Character vs. Balch’s Legal Advice

With the Alabama Media Group posting this morning a thorough and in depth profile of North Birmingham residents titled “We are a Forgotten Community,” the criminal bribery continued with closing arguments from Henry Asbill, defense attorney for David Roberson, the indicted Drummond executive. Keeping to a united defense strategy, Asbill shredded bought-and-paid-for politician Oliver Robinson … Continue reading Day 16: Roberson’s Good Character vs. Balch’s Legal Advice

Vindication or Conviction?

Good morning! Today we will hear from indicted Drummond executive David Roberson’s defense team who will make closing arguments. Yesterday, Joel I. Gilbert’s defense attorney made a strong case against Oliver Robinson observers say, but will it be enough? The question in some people’s mind is: Will Roberson’s team continue to shred Oliver Robinson or … Continue reading Vindication or Conviction?

More Day 15: Concealing Bribery Contract is a First Amendment Right

Is there an emoji for this? Joel I. Gilbert’s defense attorney, Brandon Essig,  argued that the defendants could conceal the contract with bought-and-paid-for defendant Oliver Robinson as a First Amendment right. Essig for the most part attempted to put Oliver Robinson and the Oliver Robinson Foundation on trial today, trying to shred Robinson’s credibility as … Continue reading More Day 15: Concealing Bribery Contract is a First Amendment Right

Day 15: Prosecutor’s Closing Argument Shows Gilbert Lied

The Assistant U.S. Attorney laid out a strong closing argument against co-defendants, Joel I. Gilbert and David Roberson. AL.com reports: Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Beardsley Mark made the government’s closing statement. She began her statement talking about growing up as a daughter of a costume seamstress, watching the theater come to life on opening night … Continue reading Day 15: Prosecutor’s Closing Argument Shows Gilbert Lied

Breaking News: Steven McKinney Acquitted

Balch & Bingham partner Steven McKinney has been acquitted. From Kyle Whitmire of AL.com: There’s been a lot of activity. The judge has yet to rule on a Rule 29 motion for dismissal for defendant Steve McKinney. We shall see. Jury’s back. Judge says, “Steven McKinney is no longer a part of this trial.” Judge … Continue reading Breaking News: Steven McKinney Acquitted