Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

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

Unholy Trinity: Pedophilia, Elderly Exploitation, and Racism. Southern Company Needs to Terminate Balch Now.

When we met in 2017 with Southern Company’s Jim Kerr, who serves as Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, he flatly told us he does not need to use Balch & Bingham and has plenty of other law firms he can utilize who could do the same work as Balch. Of course, … Continue reading Unholy Trinity: Pedophilia, Elderly Exploitation, and Racism. Southern Company Needs to Terminate Balch Now.

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

Balch Loses 27% of Local Attorneys, Millions in Fees; Alleged Inexperience Plagues Embattled Firm

After Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert was convicted on all six federal criminal counts three years ago, Balch & Bingham clients fled. Top money-making partners jumped ship. Through our efforts, 18 of 18 top lobbying clients dumped the embattled firm. Balch not only lost millions in lobbying fees, they also lost numerous clients … Continue reading Balch Loses 27% of Local Attorneys, Millions in Fees; Alleged Inexperience Plagues Embattled Firm

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

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

Prosecutorial Abuse of Power? Disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Misconduct Becomes a Tinderbox

Our sources in Washington, D.C. tell us that famed Baltimore legal powerhouse Venable appears to be engaged in looking into the alleged framing and set up of “fall guy” and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson, whose criminal lawyers rejected a no-brainer full-immunity deal with federal prosecutors. As readers may recall, Balch & Bingham hired Venable in … Continue reading Prosecutorial Abuse of Power? Disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Misconduct Becomes a Tinderbox

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

Balch Defends “Public Nuisance” that Burns Toxic Wooden Rail Ties in Georgia

Sometimes we shake our heads in disbelief. Balch & Bingham, which appears to believe a news release is suffice to cover up their alleged racist and possible criminal conduct, has demonstrated, repeatedly, truly foolish decisions that appear to hurt the firm. Law360.com reports: Georgia Renewable Power Co. has been hit with nearly two dozen lawsuits … Continue reading Balch Defends “Public Nuisance” that Burns Toxic Wooden Rail Ties in Georgia

“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

Breaking News: U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Criminal Convictions of Roberson and Gilbert; Balch Skewered

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed the criminal convictions of ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. The court issued a 37-page opinion in the unanimous 3-0 decision. The court skewered  Balch & Bingham, writing: Although Appellants attempt to paint the agreement … Continue reading Breaking News: U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Criminal Convictions of Roberson and Gilbert; Balch Skewered

New Indictments? Drummond Family May Now Begin Biting Their Fingernails

Kristen Clark, the first African-American woman to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday. We, the CDLU, were awaiting her confirmation as we begin the process to debrief the U.S. Department of Justice, the EPA, and others on the alleged corrupt if not criminal conduct in Alabama. … Continue reading New Indictments? Drummond Family May Now Begin Biting Their Fingernails

Podcasts on Colombia Murders and North Birmingham Knocks Wind Out of Drummond Company

While the heirs of Drummond Company hope to diversify their holdings and possibly sell their enormous coal operation in Colombia, Vice Media has stirred international intrigue in a multi-episode podcast series called, “The Crisis.” The podcasts have come at the worst time for Drummond Company. The podcasts come just weeks after the 20th anniversary of … Continue reading Podcasts on Colombia Murders and North Birmingham Knocks Wind Out of Drummond Company

Target: Alabama Power; Time Feds Clean Up Alabama Like Phenix City was in 1954

The photo above of disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town chugging cocktails with the Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite at the Moon Shine Lounge at the Elyton Hotel is the epitome of the unethical if not corrupt environment in Alabama. After the criminal conviction of Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert, one … Continue reading Target: Alabama Power; Time Feds Clean Up Alabama Like Phenix City was in 1954