Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

[This post originally appeared on November 10, 2020. Now that David Roberson’s $75 million civil case has been sealed in its entirety, the court procedings and documents are unavailable. However, the no-brainer immunity deal that was declined is the talk of outside observers.] In 2017, the criminal defense team of ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson allegedly … Continue reading Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

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Balch Defends “Public Nuisance” that Burns Toxic Wooden Rail Ties in Georgia

Sometimes we shake our heads in disbelief. Balch & Bingham, which appears to believe a news release is suffice to cover up their alleged racist and possible criminal conduct, has demonstrated, repeatedly, truly foolish decisions that appear to hurt the firm. Law360.com reports: Georgia Renewable Power Co. has been hit with nearly two dozen lawsuits … Continue reading Balch Defends “Public Nuisance” that Burns Toxic Wooden Rail Ties in Georgia

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“At Drummond’s Behest;” Fallout from Criminal Trial Explodes; Biden Administration on High Alert

The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has dropped some explosive bombs with their 37-page unanimous order last week. The aftermath could be devastating not only to ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson, but to Drummond Company and the Drummond Family directly. Now those close to the Biden Administration are being briefed on the topic and allegedly … Continue reading “At Drummond’s Behest;” Fallout from Criminal Trial Explodes; Biden Administration on High Alert

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Devastated! Roberson Family Utterly Destroyed; “Set Up” Allegations Grow

In six months, ex-Drummond executive David Roberson will have to report to federal prison. After having to sell the family home and all his personal possessions in a humiliating estate sale, Roberson will no longer receive monthly social security checks once he reports to prison. His family will be broke. Devastated. What will this mean … Continue reading Devastated! Roberson Family Utterly Destroyed; “Set Up” Allegations Grow

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Breaking News: U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Criminal Convictions of Roberson and Gilbert; Balch Skewered

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed the criminal convictions of ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. The court issued a 37-page opinion in the unanimous 3-0 decision. The court skewered  Balch & Bingham, writing: Although Appellants attempt to paint the agreement … Continue reading Breaking News: U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Criminal Convictions of Roberson and Gilbert; Balch Skewered

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New Indictments? Drummond Family May Now Begin Biting Their Fingernails

Kristen Clark, the first African-American woman to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday. We, the CDLU, were awaiting her confirmation as we begin the process to debrief the U.S. Department of Justice, the EPA, and others on the alleged corrupt if not criminal conduct in Alabama. … Continue reading New Indictments? Drummond Family May Now Begin Biting Their Fingernails

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Podcasts on Colombia Murders and North Birmingham Knocks Wind Out of Drummond Company

While the heirs of Drummond Company hope to diversify their holdings and possibly sell their enormous coal operation in Colombia, Vice Media has stirred international intrigue in a multi-episode podcast series called, “The Crisis.” The podcasts have come at the worst time for Drummond Company. The podcasts come just weeks after the 20th anniversary of … Continue reading Podcasts on Colombia Murders and North Birmingham Knocks Wind Out of Drummond Company

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Target: Alabama Power; Time Feds Clean Up Alabama Like Phenix City was in 1954

The photo above of disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town chugging cocktails with the Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite at the Moon Shine Lounge at the Elyton Hotel is the epitome of the unethical if not corrupt environment in Alabama. After the criminal conviction of Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert, one … Continue reading Target: Alabama Power; Time Feds Clean Up Alabama Like Phenix City was in 1954

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Unanimous! Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Floodgates Open

Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously rejected Drummond Company’s Writ of Mandamus against ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit with one word, “Denied.” In their 46-page Writ filed last December, Drummond summarized their grave concern claiming, “A man—convicted by a jury of his peers for bribery, money laundering, and fraud—has now sued … Continue reading Unanimous! Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Floodgates Open

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Unexpected! Former U.S. Attorney Blasts Alabama Power’s Conduct as a “Travesty”

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama Richard Moore, appointed to the post by President Donald J. Trump in 2017, blasted Alabama Power for its conduct supporting an archaic coal ash plan, the possible cornerstone of corruption in Alabama. Alabama Media Group reported: Moore called out Alabama Power for its decision to keep … Continue reading Unexpected! Former U.S. Attorney Blasts Alabama Power’s Conduct as a “Travesty”

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CDLU Entrenched in Investigations of Elderly Abuse while Three Stooges Spin in Circles

We have always described ourselves as the little speedboat that drives the large aircraft carrier mad. Alabama Power, Balch, and Drummond appear to be beyond mad. At the Jefferson County Courthouse, one of our sources overheard a top official ask, “Why has there not been more posts on BanBalch.com?” We, the CDLU, are flattered that … Continue reading CDLU Entrenched in Investigations of Elderly Abuse while Three Stooges Spin in Circles

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Racial Reckoning: Will Southern Company’s Institutional Investors Terminate Balch?

Now is the time for institutional investors to bring an end to institutional racism. The conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd is the first step in the fight for justice and equality, and against systemic racism in law enforcement. While America let a sigh of relief that justice had been served, … Continue reading Racial Reckoning: Will Southern Company’s Institutional Investors Terminate Balch?

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AG Garland: “Same Kind of Hatred” Fuels Criminal Acts

Speaking to ABC News yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland discussed the “same kind of hatred” that was behind the Tulsa Massacre of 1921 and the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995: racism and white supremacy. Garland was one of the prosecutors in Oklahoma City in 1995. In the post-Balch era, the environmental racism and “same … Continue reading AG Garland: “Same Kind of Hatred” Fuels Criminal Acts

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More Window Dressing? Balch & Bingham Hires D&I Officer

With one percent of their partners being people of color, Balch & Bingham’s institutional racism is blatant. In February, after two years of being skewered for letting go of their only African-American female attorney in Birmingham who headed diversity efforts at Balch, the embattled law firm hired Brandi Russell as their first-ever Chief Diversity and … Continue reading More Window Dressing? Balch & Bingham Hires D&I Officer

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Tied Up and Pinned: Alabama Power Stooge Tumbles in Disgraceful Sex Scandal

On Wednesday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill lied about engaging in a scandalous sex affair. After raunchy texts and audio recordings were released yesterday, he admitted to the “tie-her-up-and-bite-me” affair of three years and dropped out as a U.S. Senate candidate. Merrill is a long-time Alabama Power stooge having received over $13,000 in political … Continue reading Tied Up and Pinned: Alabama Power Stooge Tumbles in Disgraceful Sex Scandal

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