Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

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

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

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?

Obstruction Destruction! Another Balch Legacy Partner Exits

Jennifer Powell Decker, a seasoned Balch & Bingham partner and one of the top-ranking women at the embattled firm, has dumped Balch after 15 dedicated years. The announcement follows the abrupt and suprising departure of long-time Balch legacy partner Rob Fowler who appears to have taken a step downward, becoming inside counsel for a coal … Continue reading Obstruction Destruction! Another Balch Legacy Partner Exits

The Matrix Meltdown, the Feds, and the Money Trail

Balch & Bingham and their sister-wife Alabama Power have relied on the obscure services of Matrix, the political consulting firm that dropped the mailing during the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal that reprehensibly discouraged African-Americans from having their toxic and contaminated property tested by the EPA. Matrix has a legendary (if not mythical) reputation of being … Continue reading The Matrix Meltdown, the Feds, and the Money Trail

CNN: EPA Probing Alabama Power

Posted yesterday, CNN’s bombshell visual and interactive story on polluting ash ponds outlines potential environmental disasters and the “money-making” schemes surrounding those foolish decisions. Alabama Power’s Barry Plant (and toxic ash pond) near Mobile, Alabama is a central figure of the investigative story and highlights the controversy surrounding the future of these contaminated ash ponds. … Continue reading CNN: EPA Probing Alabama Power

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

Balch Turmoil: Young Attorneys Depart while Alleged Racial Tokenism Continues

In August, after only two years at Balch & Bingham, Addison Watson departed to the private sector. This week, after four years as a Balch attorney, Katlyn S. Caldwell looks like she has left the embattled firm abruptly. With an ex-Balch attorney who allegedly solicited a child for sex online and another ex-Balch partner sitting … Continue reading Balch Turmoil: Young Attorneys Depart while Alleged Racial Tokenism Continues

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

Motion Denied! Gilbert Headed to Prison; Internal Convulsions at Alabama Power

The motion to delay reporting to prison by ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert has been summarily denied, the court responding that the convicted felon had more than enough time to put his affairs in order. Gilbert is now obligated to report to federal prison tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27th. The last-minute move comes as Balch & … Continue reading Motion Denied! Gilbert Headed to Prison; Internal Convulsions at Alabama Power

As Crosswhite Scandal Grows, ex-Balch Partner Tries to Delay Reporting to Prison

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, convicted felon and ex-Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert is to report to federal prison. However, Gilbert has filed for a delay arguing he wishes to remain a free man as he appeals his conviction before the the Supreme Court of the United States. If the lower court refuses, … Continue reading As Crosswhite Scandal Grows, ex-Balch Partner Tries to Delay Reporting to Prison

Unfit to Lead: Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deals Terminate Future

Rumors are flying that Southern Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Fanning is retiring next year. And Alabama Power CEO and Chairman Mark A. Crosswhite is allegedly telling bourgeois insiders that he has the lock and key to the C-Suite at Southern Company, Alabama Power’s parent company. Crosswhite is unfit to serve. He worked … Continue reading Unfit to Lead: Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deals Terminate Future