Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

Day 14: Jury Smirks at Not-Believable Gilbert Testimony; Defense Rests

[Post Updated Below] Could it get any worse for indicted Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert? Kyle Whitmire of AL.com opines this morning about the not-believable testimony from Gilbert: Like I said yesterday, Gilbert has staked his freedom to the argument that, when they paid the Oliver Robinson Foundation, they had no idea that … Continue reading Day 14: Jury Smirks at Not-Believable Gilbert Testimony; Defense Rests

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 … Continue reading Balch’s Great Rift: Today’s Courtroom Drama

Day 13: Medium-Well or Well Done? Gilbert Grilled on Witness Stand

The 13th day of the trial was bad luck for defendant Joel I. Gilbert, a Balch & Bingham-made millionaire, according to court testimony. Having had weeks of horrible testimony against him, Gilbert had to testify on the stand. After Gilbert laid out his autobiography, his defense lawyer threw him softballs questions in which Gilbert denied … Continue reading Day 13: Medium-Well or Well Done? Gilbert Grilled on Witness Stand