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Wall Street Analysts Learn about Possible RICO Suit; Targeting of Children

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

Second Exodus Begins; Glassford Bails on Balch

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

Will Gilbert Share Balch’s Dark Secrets?

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?

Balch & Bingham Arrogantly Disrespects Alabama Supreme Court

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

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