Category Archives: Drummond

Rebirth Causes Uncontrolled Panic in Past 48 Hours; Scrutiny Escalating

We are not surprised by the uncontrolled panic exhibited by Drummond Company and Alabama Power in the past 48 hours caused by the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case. But still, the developments are stunning. On Wednesday evening, Drummomd Company filed an emergency motion to stay discovery in the rebirth case with the Alabama … Continue reading Rebirth Causes Uncontrolled Panic in Past 48 Hours; Scrutiny Escalating

The Drummond Saga Gets Thicker at Every Turn; Possible Criminal Indictments?

The Admissions and Denials by Roberson indicate more stones need to be overturned. Last week, we, the CDLU, strongly suggested that Balch & Bingham, Drummond Company and Alabama Power look at the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case from a long-term, bird’s-eye, big picture perspective. According to well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer, Drummond Company … Continue reading The Drummond Saga Gets Thicker at Every Turn; Possible Criminal Indictments?

Robersons Victims Again; Drummond Tries to Stall Rebirth for the Third Time

A desperate move by Drummond? David Roberson originally filed his $75 million lawsuit in the spring of 2019. More than a year and a half later, Judge Tamara Johnson denied Drummond Company’s Motion to Dismiss and their follow-up interlocutory motion. The rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case has shaken the most powerful players in … Continue reading Robersons Victims Again; Drummond Tries to Stall Rebirth for the Third Time

Looking Like Fools on the Path of No Return

We have reviewed the 149 letters of support during ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s sentencing hearing and nothing compares to psychiatrist Mark J. Mills who evaluated Roberson and wrote: In more than thirty years of full-time forensic practice, I have evaluatednearly 1000 criminal litigants for both the prosecution and the defense (and many civil litigants); unsurprisingly, … Continue reading Looking Like Fools on the Path of No Return

Balch & Bingham’s Inner Demons

Balch & Bingham’s foolish publicity stunt last week trying to appease their inner demons of alleged racist misconduct and a legacy tied to segregation and racist Alabama Governor George Wallace has blown-up in Balch’s face. Balch’s all-white leadership has failed again. In the two-decades that we, the CDLU, have fought against greedy and unscrupulous businesses, … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Inner Demons

Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

A year ago during Thanksgiving, someone stuffed an envelope into ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson’s mailbox with the explosive photographs of ex-Balch partner and Alabama Power CEO having refreshing cocktails with U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town. The photos eventually helped bring down Town, who resigned in disgrace on July 15th. Now pressure is mounting for Crosswhite, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

Drag Queens: Drummond Company Cross-Dressing as Law Firm

RuPaul is probably in disbelief that he’s been outperformed. Drummond Company has done one of the greatest acts of cross-dressing in the history of Alabama: the coal company is portraying itself as a law firm. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer predicted correctly last week that Judge Tamara Johnson would reject Drummond’s latest stall and delay … Continue reading Drag Queens: Drummond Company Cross-Dressing as Law Firm

Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Today, which broke the stories on Balch & Bingham’s alleged Elderly Exploitation Scandal, dropped this bomb today about the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal: [Burt] Newsome, [ex-Drummond executive David] Roberson’s [civil] attorney, said, “We are confident that the evidence will show that Mr. Roberson was deceived and that criminal activity was concealed … Continue reading Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Did Mark A. Crosswhite mislead parent company Southern Company about Alabama Power’s involvement in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal or the Newsome Conspiracy Case? In early 2017, Balch & Bingham allegedly told the now indicted, former CEO of Black Hall Aerospace Paul Daigle that we, the CDLU, were “nothing” to worry about. With the indictment … Continue reading Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Erupted! Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Case “Shall Commence”

This early morning, Judge Tamara Johnson has denied Drummond Company’s foolish attempt to stall discovery and video depositions writing: “The Court further has considered the fact that discovery was stayed [for over 17 months], pending a ruling on the Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss [which was DENIED on October 30, 2020]. The Court FINDS that any … Continue reading Erupted! Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Case “Shall Commence”

With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?

For the almost four years that we have been advocating that Balch & Bingham reform themselves top to bottom, we have learned one truth: those closely associated with or defending Balch make the dumbest, most foolish, and poorest decisions at the worst time possible. In the summer of 2017 at the height of two federal … Continue reading With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?

Balch Debacle: Drummond on the Hook for $75 Million while Balch Skates (For Now)

Imagine: your company hires a law firm that provides false legal advice; the law firm’s alleged negligence gets your corporate officer indicted, convicted and sentenced to federal prison; the law firm declares they “owed no duty” to your corporate officer; the firm successfully weasel-words itself out of a civil liability lawsuit calling the “false legal … Continue reading Balch Debacle: Drummond on the Hook for $75 Million while Balch Skates (For Now)

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

In 2017, the criminal defense team of ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson allegedly flat-out rejected a full immunity deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. And what would have David Roberson done for that immunity deal? According to sources, the federal government wanted Roberson to honestly testify about the alleged bribes from Drummond Company to politicians. The … Continue reading Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

“Let’s Get Mikey! He likes it. Hey Mikey!” Drummond’s General Counsel Blake Andrews Under Fire

We have no bones to pick with Drummond Company whatsoever. None. But walking goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham is detrimental to one’s health, livelihood, and reputation. Just ask Jeff Sessions, Luther Strange, or disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town among others. Even former Drummond CEO Mike Tracy abruptly “retired” last year after … Continue reading “Let’s Get Mikey! He likes it. Hey Mikey!” Drummond’s General Counsel Blake Andrews Under Fire

Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins

Blake Andrews and Mike Tracy, what have you done? Drummond Company, who foolishly walked goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham, faces a new North Birmingham Bribery Investigation from the legal team of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer reports that Roberson’s attorney, Burt Newsome, has dispatched initial discovery requests. We … Continue reading Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins