From Credit Suisse to Wells Fargo Securities, top analysts covering Southern Company are learning about the possible civil RICO suit involving Southern Company because of their sister-wife relationship with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham. Analysts learned that Southern Company’s subsidiary was one of the founding members of the entity that funneled $360,000 in bribes … Continue reading Wall Street Analysts Learn about Possible RICO Suit; Targeting of Children
Last January, an exodus of 10 money-making partners left embattled law firm Balch & Bingham. Yesterday, the beginning of a second exodus of attorneys at Balch began. Birmingham Business Journal reports: Jeremiah Glassford was hired as senior client executive in the national energy construction practice at EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and … Continue reading Second Exodus Begins; Glassford Bails on Balch
Last week, we were very surprised to see a post from last year about Balch & Bingham slapping Burt Newsome’s wife with a subpoena being read a couple times. So long ago, so stale, so irrelevant today, who would want to read old news? Our sources confirmed someone at Balch & Bingham was allegedly reading … Continue reading Newsome’s Wife Targeted and Burglarized
Convicted Balch & Bingham partner and ghost-writer extraordinaire Joel I. Gilbert faces at least 20 years in federal prison. The data about federal sentencing guidelines on bribery are not favorable. The vast majority (94%) are first time offenders, yet a super-majority (75%) were sentenced to prison. With 6 guilty counts against him and a $360,000 bribe that … Continue reading Will Gilbert Share Balch’s Dark Secrets?
Who do Balch & Bingham think they are to make these unsolicited demands? The Gods of Montgomery? The shadow government of Alabama? Unbelievable! Balch & Bingham’s legal counsel, Andrew “Andy2K” Campbell, has filed yet another unsolicited response with the Alabama Supreme Court against Burt Newsome’s Writ of Mandamus. The Writ asks for the immediate recusal of … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Arrogantly Disrespects Alabama Supreme Court
Minutes after the guilty verdicts were handed down, we, the CDLU, wrote to Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and his General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Jim Kerr: “Time for us to talk again…and straighten out this mess for the good of Southern Company, for the good of OUR community.” Southern Company and … Continue reading CDLU Calls for Immediate Suspension of Balch & Bingham
After this evening’s verdict, Balch & Bingham immediately fired convicted Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert. Stan Blanton, managing partner, had the audacity to try to pivot the bribery scheme away from the firm, saying “our firm was not a party to the case.” But one of Balch’s most loyal, dedicated equity partners was. Gilbert was … Continue reading Balch, Bingham & Bribery
[This post was originally published on February 8, 2018. Today with the conviction of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert on all 6 counts, this message is more important than ever. Changes from the original post are made in purple font.] There are many professional, ethical, and outstanding professionals working at Balch & Bingham … Continue reading An Open Letter to Balch & Bingham Employees
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
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
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?
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
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
At the start of this criminal trial, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Senator Richard Shelby were touted as witnesses for the defense. Both gave it a pass. Even State Senator Rodger Smitherman, a key figure in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, was listed as a defense witness. But after the bombshell report of him … Continue reading Death of a Law Firm
An update to our June post about ex-Balch & Bingham client Black Hall Aerospace a/k/a AAL USA, Inc. losing a piece of a $25 billion military contract: the winners of that contract have been pulled, and Leidos and Black Hall now have a second shot to win the award, but it is not a sure … Continue reading Second Shot for Black Hall Aerospace