Category Archives: Drummond

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”

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

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?

Did Balch Intentionally Screw Gilbert? Former Top Partner Now Mowing the Lawn in Prison

Ex-Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert has been assigned gardening responsibilities at the Federal Prison Camp located at the Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Now that legacy Balch partner Rob Fowler dumped the once-prestigious firm for a job at a coal facility that currently is not operating, insiders are curious what internal strife … Continue reading Did Balch Intentionally Screw Gilbert? Former Top Partner Now Mowing the Lawn in Prison

A Year After Death, Balch & Bingham Still Lacks Sensible Leadership

The King of Balch & Bingham and dinosaur partner at the embattled law firm Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr. died one year ago today. Ironically in 2017, Baker vowed to fight the Newsome Conspiracy Case to the death. Baker, serving as General Counsel at Balch, made an enormously foolish decision. His fight to the death cost … Continue reading A Year After Death, Balch & Bingham Still Lacks Sensible Leadership

Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

There was a time in Crosswhite’s life when he stopped playing with Hot Wheels, going to keg parties, and binging on The Godfather movies. [This post was originally published two years ago on October 28, 2019. Now with the Crosswhite Scandal growing and alleged secret indemnity agreements creating turmoil, this post was prophetic. Insiders allege … Continue reading Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

Ex-Balch Partner and Ex-Drummond Executive Must Report to Federal Prison Before Halloween

We are told that convicted felon and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson must report to federal prison before the end of October. The news is devastating for Balch as they have been hammered in recent weeks by an alleged pedophile arrest of an ex-Balch attorney, who solicited a child online. … Continue reading Ex-Balch Partner and Ex-Drummond Executive Must Report to Federal Prison Before Halloween

En Banc Denied Unanimously; Roberson Rushed to Hospital and Now Recovering from Emergency Surgery

The criminal convictions in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal stand solid. Last week, the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit unanimously denied an en banc rehearing of the convictions of ex-Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. On Saturday, when David Roberson went to visit his son … Continue reading En Banc Denied Unanimously; Roberson Rushed to Hospital and Now Recovering from Emergency Surgery

Three Years Later, Balch Partner’s Criminal Conviction Stings Three Stooges

Three years ago today, Balch-made millionaire and esteemed partner Joel I. Gilbert was convicted on all six-federal charges, including bribery and money laundering. Will Gilbert be reporting to prison soon, now that he has lost his appeal? If Gilbert had reported to prison during his appeal, due to COVID-19, he probably would have been released … Continue reading Three Years Later, Balch Partner’s Criminal Conviction Stings Three Stooges

Lackeys: Alabama’s Unconstitutional and Secret Star Chambers

“Luckily, legislatures make laws, not courthouse lackeys on the fly.” –Kyle Whitmire, AL.com Where are the open courts of Alabama? During the Newsome Conspiracy Case, we observed that Judge Carole Smitherman created a secretive “Star Chamber” where alleged criminal acts, perjury, and unsavory conduct were hidden from public view; and all hearings, pleadings, and oral arguments were held … Continue reading Lackeys: Alabama’s Unconstitutional and Secret Star Chambers

As Investigations Probe Political Misconduct by Trump DOJ, Alabama Becomes Ground Zero

After four years of blogging on the alleged corruption in Alabama, we believe the egregious misconduct by the “Trump machine” in Alabama will become a national embarrassment. Media and investigators can easily probe disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, who appears to have acted as a political agent for … Continue reading As Investigations Probe Political Misconduct by Trump DOJ, Alabama Becomes Ground Zero

Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

[This post originally appeared on November 10, 2020. Now that David Roberson’s $75 million civil case has been sealed in its entirety, the court procedings and documents are unavailable. However, the no-brainer immunity deal that was declined is the talk of outside observers.] In 2017, the criminal defense team of ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson allegedly … Continue reading Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

“At Drummond’s Behest;” Fallout from Criminal Trial Explodes; Biden Administration on High Alert

The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has dropped some explosive bombs with their 37-page unanimous order last week. The aftermath could be devastating not only to ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson, but to Drummond Company and the Drummond Family directly. Now those close to the Biden Administration are being briefed on the topic and allegedly … Continue reading “At Drummond’s Behest;” Fallout from Criminal Trial Explodes; Biden Administration on High Alert

Devastated! Roberson Family Utterly Destroyed; “Set Up” Allegations Grow

In six months, ex-Drummond executive David Roberson will have to report to federal prison. After having to sell the family home and all his personal possessions in a humiliating estate sale, Roberson will no longer receive monthly social security checks once he reports to prison. His family will be broke. Devastated. What will this mean … Continue reading Devastated! Roberson Family Utterly Destroyed; “Set Up” Allegations Grow