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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

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

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

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”

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

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?

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

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

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

Round 1: “Unfinished Business” Against Three Stooges Mounts

As we predicted last year, the sheer and uncontrolled panic of Alabama Power, Balch & Bingham and Drummond Company with the possible rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal would provoke an avalanche of investigations and probes under a new administration and congressional leadership. The Three Stooges were utter fools. Round one: the national media … Continue reading Round 1: “Unfinished Business” Against Three Stooges Mounts

Happy 4th Birthday to BanBalch.com!

This month we reached our fourth birthday and we want to thank YOU our dear readers. We hope you had a safe and pleasant Spring Break, and also hope that you and your loved ones were not impacted by the horrific tornadoes from last week. We will continue to report about the alleged criminal, egregious, … Continue reading Happy 4th Birthday to BanBalch.com!

Drummond Company in Meltdown Like Wicked Witch; Judge Issues Order Protecting CDLU

Drummond Company and their attorneys are looking for fish in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Since the explosive and manipulated Balch & Bingham invoice became the talk of Alabama, Drummond Company has had an utter meltdown and court records show that an avalanche of 99 different items have been filed in the case since … Continue reading Drummond Company in Meltdown Like Wicked Witch; Judge Issues Order Protecting CDLU

Tackling Environmental Racism and Pollution

Today, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the nominations of Merrick Garland as U.S. Attorney General and Michael Regan as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Alabama Power, Drummond Company, and Balch & Bingham, the Three Stooges who draped themselves around the Trump Administration and Balch Zombie Jeff Sessions, will now have to face the loud … Continue reading Tackling Environmental Racism and Pollution

Drummond, the Roberson Shooting, and Colombia

“At no time have we ever been involved in illegal activities or in relationships with illegal groups.” –Drummond Company We have always said that we have no bones to pick with Drummond Company. We believe the company was misled by embattled law firm Balch & Bingham and their convicted felon and ex-partner Joel I. Gilbert … Continue reading Drummond, the Roberson Shooting, and Colombia

Bombshell 1 of 2: Liars! Manipulation of Balch Invoices; Will Feds Re-Open Criminal Case?

Digital files of evidence from the North Birmingham Bribery Trial show that the federal government appears to have been given the manipulated Balch & Bingham invoice, not the original addressed to Blake Andrews. We have always known Balch & Bingham appears to have integrity issues when it comes to documents and billing records. In 2018, … Continue reading Bombshell 1 of 2: Liars! Manipulation of Balch Invoices; Will Feds Re-Open Criminal Case?