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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”

Trade Secrets? Not! $2.5 Million in Questionable Contracts without Invoices Affirms Crosswhite Scandal

The non-existent agreements do indeed exist, and Crosswhite should be fired, retired, or forced to resign. And if improprieties are found, Crosswhite should be criminally charged. With the exposure of $2.5 million in contracts without the need of invoices, lawyers for Alabama Power’s carte blanche consultant have demanded that the contracts be removed from a … Continue reading Trade Secrets? Not! $2.5 Million in Questionable Contracts without Invoices Affirms Crosswhite Scandal

Auburn Stalls on Balch; History of “Diluting and Dividing” African-American Voters Unnerves Embattled Firm

Southern tradition is not always the best thing and being an alleged racist law firm tied to the segregationist legacy of Alabama Governor George Wallace doesn’t help. Now, today, the chickens are coming home to roost and Balch & Bingham is starting the year seeing the public has had enough of this alleged racist and … Continue reading Auburn Stalls on Balch; History of “Diluting and Dividing” African-American Voters Unnerves Embattled Firm

Smoking Gun! Crosswhite, the SEC, and $2.5 Million Carte Blanche to Matrix

What a miserable start of the new year for Southern Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Alabama Power and the subsidiary’s embattled CEO Mark A. Crosswhite. The Matrix Meltdown is causing a storm of documents to be leaked and now a published report outlines how Alabama Power allegedly dished out $2.5 million to Joe Perkins, the founder … Continue reading Smoking Gun! Crosswhite, the SEC, and $2.5 Million Carte Blanche to Matrix

Imploding? Nothing Merry at Balch

The arrest of an alleged pedophile, an alleged Elderly Exploitation Scandal probe, the rental assistance debacle in Mississippi, the beginning of a 5-year prison sentence for an ex-Balch partner, an alleged federal investigation of obstruction of justice, and the exodus of two legacy partners to end the year, Balch and Bingham appears to be imploding. … Continue reading Imploding? Nothing Merry at Balch

With Balch’s Reputation Apparently in Shambles, will Balch Sports Exit Next?

[Originally posted on July 20, 2020, this post is more relevant today after two legacy partners have left Balch & Bingham. Sources at Balch and elsewhere have been making rumblings about Russ Campbell and Balch Sports. Critics say in whispers that Balch needs Campbell while Campbell doesn’t need Balch. With racial diversity and inclusion so … Continue reading With Balch’s Reputation Apparently in Shambles, will Balch Sports Exit Next?