All that was missing were some tambourines and a bong. The canned and hypocritical paragraph of bull from Alabama Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company, about vendors conducting themselves in a “highly ethical manner” and complying with “all legal requirements” didn’t deflect but instead has amplified Alabama Power’s relationship with third-party vendors and and … Continue reading Part 3: The Bogus Environmentalists and Smear Campaigns
The Alabama Media Group (AL.com) confronted Alabama Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company, about their relationship with the Hawthorn Group, the outfit that hired actors to participate in public forums in New Orleans to support Entergy’s Natural Gas Power Plant. AL.com wrote: AL.com asked Alabama Power a series of detailed questions about the company’s … Continue reading Part 2: Alabama Power and the Actors
Right before Memorial Day, Alabama Power issued the following (and hypocritical) statement to the Alabama Media Group: “Alabama Power’s mission is to provide our customers with the safe, reliable and affordable service they expect and deserve.The company employs a number of individuals and organizations in support of that mission. Alabama Power requires all such individuals … Continue reading Part 1: Alabama Power and the Coming Crisis
Yesterday, we, the CDLU, received an email from Mark Booz, the Deputy General Counsel of BB&T, a major Southeastern bank based in North Carolina. Balch & Bingham has represented BB&T in the past. He kindly acknowledged receipt of our email dated May 16th and let us know directly that the bank has “conducted a high-level … Continue reading BB&T’s “High-Level Inquiry”
When Southern Company’s CEO Tom Fanning was doing a triple toe loop performance at Southern’s annual shareholders meeting in Pine Mountain, Georgia last Wednesday, anonymous sources tell us that Burt Newsome’s legal team was up the road in Atlanta meeting with the nation’s foremost RICO attorney. This is an enormous development and may indicate that … Continue reading RICO Suave
“Discussing racism and discrimination is not easy, and various people have helped us create a learning experience that we hope will be educational, participatory and make us a better company. We want this to be an open and honest conversation starting with our partners,” wrote Howard Schultz , Executive Chairman of Starbucks, this morning as all … Continue reading Has Balch Become a Burden?
So whatever happened to the federal probe in Mississippi in which Balch & Bingham admitted submitting erroneous billing statements? Anonymous sources tell us that with the criminal case against two Balch partners happening next month, as a matter of protocol, no public information would be released nor any indictments handed down in Mississippi that could spoil … Continue reading Mississippi Silence
On August 14, 2017, we foreshadowed what could happen in the future with the post “Will Carole Smitherman be the next Oliver Robinson?” Judge Carole Smitherman is the presiding judge of the secretive and criminal Star Chamber that was formed two weeks after our post was written. Oliver Robinson is the former Alabama State Representative … Continue reading With $30,000 Funneled to Smithermans, We Were Right
In a final 15-page report to Southern Company’s institutional investors and Wall Street analysts sent 24 hours before their annual shareholders meeting, we summarized: Southern Company must immediately suspend its relationship with the embattled law firm Balch & Bingham until the firm conducts a top-to-bottom review of the firm, settles the horrific Newsome Conspiracy Case, … Continue reading Will Wall Street Stand Up for Inherent Goodness?
We now have heard from insiders who believe our work in briefing the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee appears to have indeed spurred the multiple investigations into Black Hall Aerospace a/k/a/ AAL USA, Inc. by the Office of Inspector General of the U … Continue reading Balch & Bingham: The Itchy Elephant in the Room
Exactly one year ago, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed Robert S. Mueller III as Special Counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice. When the news broke, we scrambled to get in touch with the Office of “Bobby Three Sticks,” as he is affectionately known in D.C. circles. Communicating with Rosenstein’s office, we were … Continue reading A Year Later, We Were a First with Special Counsel Mueller
The Office of the Special Counsel will maintain the independence to investigate Jeff Sessions’ closet allies. We wrote a post last year that the Office of the Special Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice has the power to investigate “any crimes that he might discover.” Paul Manafort, the indicted former Trump campaign manager, has … Continue reading Mueller’s Wide Discretion and Balch & Bingham
State Senator Rodger Smitherman’s filing is so sloppy, it mentions Judge Carole Smitherman’s campaign on the cover page. Was that a Freudian slip of the keyboard? Sloppiness. Just sloppiness. With over 250 days of a secretive, unconstitutional Star Chamber presided by Judge Carole Smitherman, the Newsome Conspiracy Case is under seal. However, we did learn … Continue reading Part 6: More Money to Smitherman’s Husband
Yesterday, it was announced that Southern Company is considering a faux “pay cut” to embattled CEO Tom Fanning: reducing his annual compensation from $15.8 million to $15.7 million, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. What a joke! But then again, what can you say about Fanning and friends? While Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson was fighting … Continue reading Southern Company CEO’s Faux Pay Cut
We learned late last week that the two parties at Black Hall Aerospace a/k/a AAL USA, Inc. Soviet-born Oleg Sirbu, the alleged owner who lives in Dubai, and military veteran Paul Daigle, who serves as CEO, have settled their civil case. The question now is: what will criminal probes find? We learned two-weeks ago that … Continue reading Balch’s Website Scrub Spurs Multiple Probes