The Admissions and Denials by Roberson indicate more stones need to be overturned.
Last week, we, the CDLU, strongly suggested that Balch & Bingham, Drummond Company and Alabama Power look at the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case from a long-term, bird’s-eye, big picture perspective.
According to well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer, Drummond Company dumped a slew of discovery requests on ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. Included in that dump, Drummond hit Roberson with a request for admissions, and the answers appear to be earth shattering.
Schnauzer posted some of the admissions and answers, writing:
Admit that during your employment with Drummond, you never recommended, or had any knowledge of, any contribution to a public official which was violative of the law.
Response: Admit as head of government affairs I never made or recommended on behalf of Drummond any contribution to a public official which was violative of the law. Deny the remainder.
Admit that you are not aware of any invoice ever submitted by Balch and Bingham to Blake Andrews for reimbursement of payments made to the Oliver Robinson Foundation.
Admit that every invoice submitted by Balch and Bingham to Drummond for reimbursement of payments to the Oliver Robinson Foundation were addressed to you.
Admit that the only federal crimes with which you have been charged appear in the indictment available on PACER.
Response: Admit. However the testimony that Scott Phillips was hired by Drummond to lobby his own agency, which I was totally unaware of, played a big role in my being found guilty in my criminal trial.
What are the Roberson answers suggesting?
- Does Roberson have direct knowledge about illegal contributions or bribes by the Drummond family to public officials outside his capacity as the head of government affairs?
- Does he have details and direct knowledge about the alleged “don’t ask, just cut a check” bribery ring?
- Was Drummond Company or the Drummond family aware of the money laundering operation and who was initially invoiced?
- Has anyone tried to cover-up, and obscure or alter the original Balch & Bingham invoices?
- Was Andrews’ alleged “confusion” of multiple Balch invoices part of the set up to make Roberson the “fall guy?
- Who at Balch or Drummond approved and authorized the secret consulting services of Scott Phillips?
The admissions truly are stunning.
Roberson may have more to say about the money laundering entity in the bribery scandal that was called Alliance for Jobs and the Economy (AJE) and was allegedly the brainchild of Alabama Power.
Alabama Power supposedly had a secret deal with disgraced ex-U.S Attorney Jay E. Town and was unmentionable during the original North Birmingham Bribery Trial.
Now with the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case, investigators will be able to look deep into the dark bowels of both Drummond and Alabama Power.
And the Admissions and Denials by Roberson (provoked nonetheless by Drummond!) indicate more stones need to be overturned.
Now as the Drummond saga gets thicker at every turn, we believe Drummond’s day to day acts of desperation will provoke further investigations.
Balch & Bingham foolishly attempted to mock us, the CDLU, about our contact with the Special Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice Robert S. Mueller III in regards to Black Hall Aerospace, a former Balch client.
Last month, after three and a half years, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted Paul Daigle, the ex-CEO of Black Hall Aerospace, because of our persistent efforts.
Have the foolish advisors, lawyers, public relations flacks, or counselors at Drummond or Alabama Power advised the executive leadership, the Drummond family, or Mark A. Crosswhite that our persistence, our blog, our advocacy is nothing to worry about? To blantantly ignore our suggested long-term, bird’s-eye, big picture perspective?
Balch allegedly told Daigle that the CDLU was nothing to worry about.
Look at how that ended.