As we, the CDLU, anticipated, Mark A. Crosswhite, the embattled Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power has announced his resignation today in a corporate filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
As first reported by Daniel Tait of the Energy and Policy Institute, the resignation is tied to an avalanche of scandal including an alleged federal investigation of criminal obstruction of justice in the North Birmingham Bribery Trial, the clandestine surveillance of Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning and his then-girlfriend allegedly under the direct orders of Crosswhite, and the alleged criminal acts and misconduct surrounding the Matrix Meltdown and Alabama Power’s multi-million-dollar secret contracts to Matrix founder “Sloppy Joe” Perkins.
Two years ago tomorrow, we prophetically wrote that Crosswhite would have to retire or resign. It was in the wake of jaw-dropping photos we published of disgraced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town chugging cocktails with Crosswhite allegedly at the height of the North Birmingham Bribery Trial. The photos and our correspondence to the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Justice led to Town’s abrupt resignation in July of 2020, where he fled in the middle of the night.
We wrote at the time:
Did Crosswhite or [Alabama Power’s outside criminal attorney Mark] White strike the secret deal with Town to keep Alabama Power “unmentionable” during the criminal trial? Did Crosswhite mislead parent company Southern Company about Alabama Power’s involvement in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal or the Newsome Conspiracy Case? What truly was Alabama Power’s role with the money laundering entity Alliance for Jobs and the Economy (AJE)? Was Alabama Power in anyway involved in the idiotic orchestrated campaign this past summer in which an innocent family was terrorized by paid buffoons?
Unlike other Southern Company wholly-owned subsidiaries, Alabama Power appears to operate completely differently, looking more like a vengeful gang of arrogant fraternity members instead of level-headed corporate executives.
When we first met with federal investigators in 2017 about Balch & Bingham, they were more concerned about Alabama Power rather than Balch.
Since 2020, new stunning revelations tied to Alabama Power have come out (some yet unreported).
The unsavory misconduct scalped what Crosswhite’s once adoring fans called “the most powerful man in Alabama.”
Now Crosswhite joins ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and appears as yet another disgraced power-hungry fool.