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Is the U.S. Department of Justice Probing Trump-Era Lackeys from Alabama?

Since November, we have been told by high-level sources that a federal investigation is ongoing in Birmingham and focused on “obstruction” and other alleged crimes. Balch & Bingham appears to be in disarray, suffering from internal strife since late last year and we know that something is going on. In Tuesday’s post, we outlined five … Continue reading Is the U.S. Department of Justice Probing Trump-Era Lackeys from Alabama?

Update: Alleged Pedophile, Ex-Balch Attorney Espy Waives His Right to a Preliminary Hearing

According to an order signed by Jefferson County Judge Katrina Ross on December 13, 2021, ex-Balch & Bingham attorney Chase T. Espy waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He probably did not want or need the media spotlight. Espy will face a criminal trial this year. According to allegations in his warrant for arrest … Continue reading Update: Alleged Pedophile, Ex-Balch Attorney Espy Waives His Right to a Preliminary Hearing

More Federal Criminal Indictments Needed Against Three Stooges

With the Alabama Supreme Court saying Balch must stand trial for fraud in ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit, more criminal indictments are needed. The Three Stooges of this horrific saga known as the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal need to be held accountable. The rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal may go … Continue reading More Federal Criminal Indictments Needed Against Three Stooges

Lethal Blow to Balch & Bingham?

No general counsel or government attorney can justify hiring Balch & Bingham any longer because the firm appears to be a third-party risk. The decision by the Alabama Supreme Court two weeks ago declaring that Balch & Bingham will stand trial for fraud in ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit appears to be … Continue reading Lethal Blow to Balch & Bingham?

Drummond, Alabama Power, and the “Illegal Discharge of Pollutants through Underground Water”

Is the contamination of underground water the possible genesis of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal born at the offices of Balch and Bingham? The Birmingham Business Journal reported this week: The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama determined that substantial, contaminated sub-surface flow discharging from Drummond’s site into the Black Warrior River … Continue reading Drummond, Alabama Power, and the “Illegal Discharge of Pollutants through Underground Water”

RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

[This post originally was published on October 22, 2018 before Alabama Power was linked to the staged arrest of Burt Newsome or the filing of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil suit. The Crosswhite Scandal (alleged imdemnity deals and secret million-dollar contracts) and the ever-growing Matrix Meltdown appear to have spurred a federal investigation. … Continue reading RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

Radioactive: Balch’s Alleged Racism and Tokenism; FBI Raid Talk of Chattering Class

B. Shane Clanton who served for more than two decades at BBVA USA bank including as General Counsel and CEO has joined the law offices of Bradley Arant. BBVA USA’s original charter was co-founded by long-ago Balch attorney Schuyler Allen Baker, Sr. in 1964. Baker was a staunch segregationist and part of racist Alabama Governor … Continue reading Radioactive: Balch’s Alleged Racism and Tokenism; FBI Raid Talk of Chattering Class

Update: “Pimps of Mississippi” Rental Assistance Debacle Still Turning Tricks

The latest available data from the U.S. Department of Treasury shows that contractual cronyism appears to be inefficient while making Balch & Bingham generous fees. At the end of November, Balch, the “Pimps of Mississippi,” had disbursed a mere 43 percent of the $186 million cash cow, not even the half-way mark! The embattled firm … Continue reading Update: “Pimps of Mississippi” Rental Assistance Debacle Still Turning Tricks

Numerous Dirty Deeds? Matrix Meltdown Amplifies Alleged Criminal Misconduct

The Matrix Meltown is an ugly reality: two entities countersuing each other in two states, “Sloppy Joe” Perkins’ lawyers issuing worthless demand letters, internal Matrix documents being slowly leaked, media following the non-profit entities and money laundering trail, and allegedly federal investigators probing possible obstruction of justice and Civil Rights violations. Matrix is closely tied … Continue reading Numerous Dirty Deeds? Matrix Meltdown Amplifies Alleged Criminal Misconduct

At Auburn City Council Meeting, Public Mauls Balch & Bingham to Shreds

Balch’s reputation appears to be so battered that just choosing the firm appears to have become an extreme liability on its own. Is Balch’s reputation and public image truly this awful? Not a single person at the City Council Meeting last night in Auburn, Alabama defended Balch & Bingham. Not a single person. Testimony after … Continue reading At Auburn City Council Meeting, Public Mauls Balch & Bingham to Shreds

Auburn Disgrace! Use of Balch & Bingham Sparks Fury as Auburn Basketball Ranks #1 First Time Ever

The City of Auburn, Alabama is under fire for using alleged racist law firm, Balch & Bingham, as voter redistricting plan in the city are to be voted on. Last week, Balch & Bingham consultants denounced a proposed NAACP voter redistricting map as “invalid” at a public meeting, blindsiding residents, observers, and supporters of the … Continue reading Auburn Disgrace! Use of Balch & Bingham Sparks Fury as Auburn Basketball Ranks #1 First Time Ever

Breaking News: Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal; Balch & Bingham to Stand Trial for Fraud

Ex-Drummond executive David Roberson, the “fall guy” of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal, had a major legal victory against embattled law firm Balch & Bingham today. AL.com reports: The Alabama Supreme Court today reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by former Drummond Company vice president and lobbyist David Roberson, who was convicted in 2018 … Continue reading Breaking News: Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal; Balch & Bingham to Stand Trial for Fraud

Is Balch Duping the City of Auburn into Wasting Thousands of Taxpayer Dollars?

The local residents of Auburn are baffled. Why were Balch & Bingham consultants so hung up on denouncing in public a proposed NAACP submitted redistricting map as invalid instead of having city officials sit down with the Civil Rights entity and find common ground and a potential resolution? The answer could be money. Balch looks … Continue reading Is Balch Duping the City of Auburn into Wasting Thousands of Taxpayer Dollars?

Meltdown: Andy2K, Matrix, and Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe appears to not have had strong internal controls or high-end security to protect himself or his clients even though he was paid millions. Andrew “Andy2K” Campbell, the illustrious attorney who represents embattled law firm Balch and Bingham, also represents Matrix, the obscure political consulting firm, and its founder Joe Perkins. Andy2K picked up his … Continue reading Meltdown: Andy2K, Matrix, and Sloppy Joe

Unbelievable! Divisive Balch Slams NAACP’s Proposed Electoral Map in Auburn as Allegedly “Invalid”

Embattled and alleged racist law firm Balch and Bingham has hit a land mine in Auburn. The optics were horrific: two white men denouncing the work of the NAACP, the historic African American Civil Rights organization. Last night, the city council unanimously voted to postpone the matter until January 25th after fireworks flew. Balch’s Darmon … Continue reading Unbelievable! Divisive Balch Slams NAACP’s Proposed Electoral Map in Auburn as Allegedly “Invalid”