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

GUILTY ON ALL 6 COUNTS: Balch & Bingham Partner and Drummond Executive

Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert was found GUILTY ON ALL 6 counts and so was Drummond’s executive David Roberson. Justice, Justice! As Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Archibald tweeted: Now that the bribers and the bribee has been brought to justice, it is time to look at so many others involved in this case … Continue reading GUILTY ON ALL 6 COUNTS: Balch & Bingham Partner and Drummond Executive

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

The Next, Next

Last Thursday, when the CDLU walked by Steven McKinney at the federal courthouse during a break, he was beaming, happy. And we are sure today he is elated. Joel I. Gilbert is probably at home with stomach butterflies, stress, and anxiety as judgment day approaches. If indicted Balch & Bingham partner Gilbert is found guilty … Continue reading The Next, Next

Breaking News: Steven McKinney Acquitted

Balch & Bingham partner Steven McKinney has been acquitted. From Kyle Whitmire of AL.com: There’s been a lot of activity. The judge has yet to rule on a Rule 29 motion for dismissal for defendant Steve McKinney. We shall see. Jury’s back. Judge says, “Steven McKinney is no longer a part of this trial.” Judge … Continue reading Breaking News: Steven McKinney Acquitted