Magician Woodfin Turns $1.8 Million into a Rabbit; Disarray as Investment Firm Cannot “Confirm or Deny” Payment

During the height of the pandemic, as many of us were locked inside our homes, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin spent $1.14 million on August 20, 2020, to pay a batch of invoices supposedly due to the Birmingham Times Media Group for “legal advertising.” Although we could not confirm if the money ever arrived to the … Continue reading Magician Woodfin Turns $1.8 Million into a Rabbit; Disarray as Investment Firm Cannot “Confirm or Deny” Payment

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Magically Disappeared? Scandal Erupts Over $1.8 Million Spent by Mayor of Birmingham on “Legal Advertising”

Before Randall Woodfin was elected Mayor of Birmingham, the City of Birmingham paid about $75,000 a year to the Birmingham Times for legal advertising. Now, at the end of 5 years under Woodfin’s watch, the amount spent has been a whopping $1.8 million, skyrocketing from $75,000 to $360,000 a year. Our investigative post on the … Continue reading Magically Disappeared? Scandal Erupts Over $1.8 Million Spent by Mayor of Birmingham on “Legal Advertising”

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Southern Company Knocked Against the Ropes: Federal Probe Confirmed as Criminal RICO Complaint Lodged

The Form 8-K filing confirms that a federal probe is moving forward. As we wrote last Thursday, both Southern Company and Florida Power and Light (FPL) appear to be preparing to negotiate “deferred prosecution agreements” with the U.S. Department of Justice. But Southern Company has been knocked against the ropes according to a bombshell post … Continue reading Southern Company Knocked Against the Ropes: Federal Probe Confirmed as Criminal RICO Complaint Lodged

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Sins of Matrix: Florida Power and Light Ousts CEO; Criminal Scrutiny Escalates as Utilities Seek Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Copying the same dance moves as disgraced ex-Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite, Eric Silagy, the CEO of Florida Power and Light (FPL) resigned abruptly yesterday. Silagy, like Crosswhite, was embroiled in scandal and alleged criminal probes related to the obscure political consulting firm Matrix, founded by “Sloppy Joe ” Perkins, the Oompa Loompa of … Continue reading Sins of Matrix: Florida Power and Light Ousts CEO; Criminal Scrutiny Escalates as Utilities Seek Deferred Prosecution Agreements

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Debacle at Balch & Bingham as another African American Dumps Embattled Law Firm

Jace D. Williams, who was hired by Balch & Bingham’s Atlanta office in September of 2021, left the embattled firm 14 months later. Déjà vu as the pattern repeats itself again and again: Balch hires people of color who then practically flee through the fire escape. 98 percent of Balch partners are white, and the … Continue reading Debacle at Balch & Bingham as another African American Dumps Embattled Law Firm

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Update: Ex-Balch Attorney Sentencing for Possession of Kiddie Porn Moved to March

U.S. Federal Court staff confirmed this morning that the sentencing of alleged pedophile and ex-Balch attorney Chase T. Espy for possession of child pornography has been moved to March 7th. As we wrote in November: The admissions in the plea deal that alleged sexual predator and ex-Balch attorney Chase T. Espy signed are shocking, revolting, and … Continue reading Update: Ex-Balch Attorney Sentencing for Possession of Kiddie Porn Moved to March

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Attempted Murder by Southern Company? Ongoing Investigation Reveals Explosive New Evidence Linking Crosswhite Advisor to Newsome Head-On, Near-Death Collision

We’ve said it before: there is no such thing as a coincidence in Alabama. And now the connections to the Southern Company criminal enterprise are solidifying on a case of what some would call attempted murder. In 2019, we, the CDLU, uncovered the fact that the cop that pulled over Burt Newsome in his staged … Continue reading Attempted Murder by Southern Company? Ongoing Investigation Reveals Explosive New Evidence Linking Crosswhite Advisor to Newsome Head-On, Near-Death Collision

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Birmingham Mayor Funnels Whopping $1.8 Million to Birmingham Times, Another Alabama Power Funded, Compromised, and Slanted News Site

Both the Woodfin Administration and executives at the Birmingham Times appear to have taken extreme measures to conceal the flow of money that is reported in this post. Investigative and independent mainstream journalism is dead in Alabama. Sadly, Southern Company’s criminal enterprise holds the purse and keys. In December, National Public Radio published an article … Continue reading Birmingham Mayor Funnels Whopping $1.8 Million to Birmingham Times, Another Alabama Power Funded, Compromised, and Slanted News Site

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Tangled: Southern Company’s Criminal Enterprise, Law Enforcement Stooges, Compromised Judges, Paid-Off Media, and the Miscarriage of Justice

Southern Company allowed their most profitable subsidiary Alabama Power run free, like outlaws in the Wild West. Why? Because Alabama Power’s excessive profits helped pay for the billion-dollar cost overruns at two Southern Company boondoggles: The Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia and the Kemper Plant in Mississippi. Ex-Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite appears … Continue reading Tangled: Southern Company’s Criminal Enterprise, Law Enforcement Stooges, Compromised Judges, Paid-Off Media, and the Miscarriage of Justice

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Sealed Documents Show Southern Company’s Law Enforcement Stooges Silenced Critics and Media

During the height of the criminal trial, Jay Town’s office filed a sealed subpoena demanding to know who was making counter arguments and critical comments about the prosecution and trial on the AL.com website. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we expose the appalling lengths to which Southern Company stooges went to go after and … Continue reading Sealed Documents Show Southern Company’s Law Enforcement Stooges Silenced Critics and Media

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While Balch Gets Terminated Again, Newsome Sets Legal Precedent

Newsome won’t take it on the chin, not for himself or his clients. Eight years ago embattled law firm Balch & Bingham declared in a pleading in the Newsome Conspiracy Case that they had the legal right to “ruin a rival.” Instead, Balch ruined themselves losing tens of millions in legal fees, 18 of 18 … Continue reading While Balch Gets Terminated Again, Newsome Sets Legal Precedent

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Part 10: Antisemite Booster Hired by Southern Company’s Criminal Enterprise to Intimidate and Terrorize Perceived Enemies, Informants

Jeff Peoples and Zeke Smith should be immediately fired for hiring an antisemite apologist. The anonymous financial records and documents that we, the CDLU, received show that Southern Company/Alabama Power paid Frank Matthews thousands of dollars in the summer of 2020 in the campaign of terror and intimidation against the CDLU, the Forbes Family, and … Continue reading Part 10: Antisemite Booster Hired by Southern Company’s Criminal Enterprise to Intimidate and Terrorize Perceived Enemies, Informants

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FPL Dumps Matrix; Will Southern Company Terminate “Sloppy Joe” Perkins?

The obscure and embattled political consulting firm Matrix, LLC, has been officially terminated by Florida Power & Light (FPL), one of the largest utilities in the United States. The final act was dispatching letters to several entities, including us, the CDLU, in late December. The Oompa Loompa of Alabama politics, “Sloppy Joe” Perkins, founder of … Continue reading FPL Dumps Matrix; Will Southern Company Terminate “Sloppy Joe” Perkins?

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RICO: Southern Company and the Corruption of the Alabama Judicial Branch

A simple case of breach of contract and misrepresention was sealed in its entirety. No minors, or victims of sexual assault or domestic violence were involved. So why was the case sealed then? Because the case was tied to Southern Company, its subsidiary Alabama Power, and/or sister-wife Balch & Bingham. Observers have been stunned by … Continue reading RICO: Southern Company and the Corruption of the Alabama Judicial Branch

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Massive Corruption: Southern Company Launches Deep, Internal Criminal Probe

King & Spalding is heavily looking at the corruption involving disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town. As Southern Company ousted Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite in late November, the utility hired King & Spalding to conduct a deep, internal criminal probe of the “massive corruption” surrounding the known and reported misconduct by Alabama Power, … Continue reading Massive Corruption: Southern Company Launches Deep, Internal Criminal Probe

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