Being the Best of the Best and not the Worst of the Worst

Yesterday, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town of the Northern District of Alabama announced that 2017 saw the highest numbers of charges and highest percentage of persons sent to prison, according to a news report on al.com. Tough on violent crime, tough on criminal immigration, tough on the drug trade, Town is also the one prosecuting … Continue reading Being the Best of the Best and not the Worst of the Worst

Part 4: Money Trail Leads to Balch’s Indicted Partners

[Readers:  Please take a look at yesterday’s post. We have added an update.] Now comes the stocking stuffer. On December 26, 2017, Judge Carole Smitherman’s husband Senator Rodger Smitherman reported receiving $2,000 from BIZPAC. A few days before that, he received $500 from VPAC. (Read the campaign finance report here.) BIZPAC  is the same political … Continue reading Part 4: Money Trail Leads to Balch’s Indicted Partners

Part 3: Drummond’s Milk for Smitherman?

[Update down below.] As we pointed out last month, Senator Rodger Smitherman, the husband of  Judge Carole Smitherman received three contributions from two donors that raises the investigative question: Were donors attempting to influence the judge through her husband, or not? The contributions appear to come at critical times in the Newsome Conspiracy Case that … Continue reading Part 3: Drummond’s Milk for Smitherman?

Wolves and Vultures

One of the most interesting contacts we received before Christmas was from a prominent lawyer on the West Coast who is interested in filing a possible RICO action centered on the questionable political contributions made to Alabama State Senator Rodger Smitherman, the husband of Judge Carole Smitherman who created the secretive and unconstitutional Star Chamber … Continue reading Wolves and Vultures

Part 1: Greasing the Wheels for a Star Chamber?

Another headache for Balch & Bingham. We have been reviewing closely the contributions given to Smitherman.  And something smells. No, we are not talking about contributions to Judge Carole Smitherman who created an unconstitutional and secretive Star Chamber in the Newsome Conspiracy Case. We are talking about her husband, State Senator Rodger Smitherman. We looked … Continue reading Part 1: Greasing the Wheels for a Star Chamber?

Will the Drummond Separation End in Divorce?

Just imagine if the Drummond executive’s honesty,  hard work and integrity are contrasted before a jury against the alleged abhorrent and unprofessional conduct by Balch in the Newsome Conspiracy Case. On September 28, 2017 when two Balch & Bingham partners were indicted along with an executive at Drummond Company, Inc. in the Oliver Robinson Bribery … Continue reading Will the Drummond Separation End in Divorce?

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