Category Archives: Russian Sanctions Website Scrub

Ex-Balch Client Loses Piece of $25 Billion Pie

As we wrote recently, our efforts reporting about Black Hall Aerospace a/k/a AAL USA, Inc. appears to have spurred three different federal probes. Balch & Bingham had represented Black Hall as the Huntsville-based aerospace company lobbied on Capitol Hill to have Russian sanctions changed. The sanctions were successfully modified in November of 2015. We have called on … Continue reading Ex-Balch Client Loses Piece of $25 Billion Pie

Did Balch & Bingham’s Deception Lead to OIG Probe?

Our high-level sources confirmed yesterday evening that the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Defense is looking at Black Hall Aerospace, Inc. a/k/a AAL USA, Inc., the Russian-linked aerospace company  for which Balch & Bingham had successfully changed Russian sanctions. We hope the OIG takes a deeper look at Balch & Bingham’s influence peddling … Continue reading Did Balch & Bingham’s Deception Lead to OIG Probe?

Did Balch Terminate Stiers? Russian Link Clarified

After 20 years at Balch & Bingham, William F. Stiers, their top-Washington, D.C. lobbyist, left the firm in November.  Stiers announcement came shortly after half of Balch’s paying lobbying clients dumped the firm that October. In our 48 minute conversation yesterday with Paul Daigle, the CEO of Black Hall Aerospace, Inc., Daigle alleges that Stiers … Continue reading Did Balch Terminate Stiers? Russian Link Clarified

Black Hall Aerospace and Oleg Sirbu

We received an email from Paul Daigle of the Russian-linked aerospace company Black Hall Aerospace, Inc. a/k/a AAL USA, Inc. Last March, Balch & Bingham scrubbed all website references to successfully changing Russian sanctions on behalf of the aerospace company just weeks after we exposed Balch’s connection to Black Hall. Daigle wrote: “I am the … Continue reading Black Hall Aerospace and Oleg Sirbu

Media, Feds Zone In on Balch’s Russian Connection

With the recent idictment of Michael Flynn, the CDLU has been approached by the most esteemed media outlets about Balch & Bingham’s success at changing Russian sanctions in 2015 for Russian-linked aerospace company Black Hall Aerospace, Inc. a/k/a AAL USA,  Inc. Likewise, federal investigators near Quantico are zoning in on our posts about Balch’s Russian … Continue reading Media, Feds Zone In on Balch’s Russian Connection

Now a Liability? Balch’s Success in Changing Russian Sanctions

The Washington Post made a strong observation as they wrote about Russian ties to the President’s orbit of advisors. “While Trump has sought to dismiss these Russia ties as insignificant, or characterized the people involved in them as peripheral figures, it has now become clear that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III views at least … Continue reading Now a Liability? Balch’s Success in Changing Russian Sanctions

Forensic Audit of Russian-Linked Black Hall Aerospace

Concealment, perpetuation, and personal gain.  Those words ought to sound familiar to prosecutors at the Office of Special Counsel of the U.S. Justice Department. On May 23, 2017, Balch & Bingham attempted to deceive the public and Politico.com of their lobbying efforts on behalf of Russian-linked Black Hall Aerospace, saying they “previous represented” the firm … Continue reading Forensic Audit of Russian-Linked Black Hall Aerospace

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