Category Archives: Mississippi Controversy

Mississippi Welfare Scandal Engulfs Balch Stooges and “The Million Dollar Man”

How much of Balch’s $27.8 million was obtained through cronyism and favoritism? Should there be a criminal forensic audit of Balch? Walter H. Boone, a Balch & Bingham partner in Mississippi, obviously outraged, tweeted about the latest corruption scandal involving football great Brett Favre, the Mississippi Department of Human Services, and millions diverted from feeding … Continue reading Mississippi Welfare Scandal Engulfs Balch Stooges and “The Million Dollar Man”

Half-Decade Old, BanBalch.com Fights for Inherent Goodness

We simply cannot believe that BanBalch.com is five-years old as of last Friday. A half-decade later, our website is a success because of you, our dear readers, and the incompetent and foolish leadership at Balch & Bingham and Alabama Power which arrogantly dismissed the need for an examination of conscience, apologies, and internal reform. Although … Continue reading Half-Decade Old, BanBalch.com Fights for Inherent Goodness

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

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

Mississippi Disgrace: Balch Disburses Less than a Third of Federal Rental Assistance

Demonstrating that contractual cronyism appears to harm the public, Balch & Bingham, the Pimps of Mississippi, who received a multi-million dollar, no-bid contract to help disburse $186 million in rental assistance has only disbursed 32 percent according to new data published by the U.S. Department of Treasury. In comparison, Harrison County in Mississippi has disbursed … Continue reading Mississippi Disgrace: Balch Disburses Less than a Third of Federal Rental Assistance

Update: Balch Pimps Have Disbursed Only 17% of Federal Rental Assistance

Government-made millionaires Balch & Bingham, are still under fire after a national investigative report in The Washington Post in September showed that the embattled law firm had reaped millions in fees from the State of Mississippi while hardly disbursing resources to tenants in need. According to the Post, a mere 11 percent of a $186 … Continue reading Update: Balch Pimps Have Disbursed Only 17% of Federal Rental Assistance

Inhumane! Balch Evicts Habitat for Humanity Resident at Height of Pandemic

Could Balch’s Mississippi Rental Assistance Debacle get any uglier? In September of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and months away from the FDA approval of the first vaccine, Balch & Bingham attorneys in Mississippi evicted a resident from a Habitat for Humanity home. Even though a federal eviction moratorium was in place, … Continue reading Inhumane! Balch Evicts Habitat for Humanity Resident at Height of Pandemic

Ex-Balch Partner Headed to Federal Prison while Balch Milks Mississippi for Millions

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves can smell the repugnant stench. On Wednesday, October 27th, ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert will be headed to federal prison for 1,826 days. The five-year sentence is a devastating indictment against embattled and alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham. Irrefutable: The North Birmingham Bribery Scandal was born at the offices … Continue reading Ex-Balch Partner Headed to Federal Prison while Balch Milks Mississippi for Millions

Will Balch’s Three-Headed Partner and Others Jump Ship?

Get this: Balch & Bingham partner Christian B. Waddell serves as counsel to three different Mississippi state-sanctioned entities and agencies and has been involved as underwriting counsel for almost $1 billion in bonds and notes. Waddell has procured millions in contracts and has been, regardless of the cronyism, a money-making success. Now everything appears to … Continue reading Will Balch’s Three-Headed Partner and Others Jump Ship?

Million-Dollar Stench: Balch & Bingham’s Inefficiency Rattles Mississippi

Advocates are now calling for independent probes and forensic audits of Balch & Bingham, the goverment-made millionaires of Mississippi, whose alleged waste and inefficiency is rattling the Magnolia State. At the end of August less than 11 percent of federal funds for rental assistance had been disbursed by the Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) which earlier … Continue reading Million-Dollar Stench: Balch & Bingham’s Inefficiency Rattles Mississippi

Goverment-Made Millionaires: Balch & Bingham Survives on Contractual Cronyism

Goverment-made millionaires should not abuse their advisory roles to fatten-up their own wallets with no-bid, behind closed-doors, million-dollar contracts. The must-read Washington Post exposé about the Pimps of Mississippi, Balch and Bingham, is a devastating indictment of contractual cronyism and alleged government waste. The Post writes: Mississippi agencies have awarded Balch nearly 70 contracts worth … Continue reading Goverment-Made Millionaires: Balch & Bingham Survives on Contractual Cronyism

Balch & Bingham Made Millions While Mississippi Renters Received Nothing

The Pimps of Mississippi have made national headlines today in The Washington Post. Embattled and alleged racist law law firm Balch & Bingham has reaped millions while renters, many of whom are People of Color, received nothing. Is a federal or congressional probe next? The Washington Post reports: Across America, state distribution of federal cash … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Made Millions While Mississippi Renters Received Nothing

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

Pimps of Mississippi: Balch, the Evictor and Collector, Now Processing Housing Assistance

Undoubtedly an absolute conflict of interest. On their website, Balch & Bingham boasts, “Commercial landlords look to Balch for representation in evicting tenants and collecting unpaid rent.” Balch also relishes their collection efforts, writing, “Balch is knowledgeable and experienced in locating assets and using garnishments, sheriff/marshal sales, and other collection tactics to turn a judgment … Continue reading Pimps of Mississippi: Balch, the Evictor and Collector, Now Processing Housing Assistance

Balch and the Mississippi Rental Assistance Flop

What in heaven’s name is Balch, a well-connected but alleged racist law firm, processing housing assistance for homebuyers? Mississippi and its two largest counties received $200 million in federal Covid-19 relief funds to cover back rent, with the aim of preventing evictions, according to NBC News. “But the vast majority of that money has not been spent, … Continue reading Balch and the Mississippi Rental Assistance Flop