Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

Happy New Year! Balch & Bingham Dumped

What a terrible way to start 2020. Balch & Bingham, which tried to rehabilitate their Washington D.C. lobbying practice last November, saw two lobbying clients dump the firm in recent days. According to a January 9th report in Politico.com, Northern Star Generation, one of two major clients left in D.C., terminated the firm. The writing … Continue reading Happy New Year! Balch & Bingham Dumped

Untouchable?Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deal, Secret Meeting

We learned recently that many of the emails that convicted felon and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert wrote giving updates on the bribery/AstroTurf scheme in North Birmingham were sent to Alabama Power executives. David Roberson, who was convicted of participating in the bribery scheme, was simply cc’d. (See the exhibit from the criminal trial below.) … Continue reading Untouchable?Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deal, Secret Meeting

Roberson’s Immunity Deal Tied to Ghost-Written Letters

Balch & Bingham’s behavior at times appears to be low-class. Now Drummond Company appears to have engaged in alleged low-class, if not classless, conduct. One of the most startling facts we learned this year was how convicted ex-Drummond executive David Roberson declined a full immunity deal before the criminal trial. In July, we wrote about … Continue reading Roberson’s Immunity Deal Tied to Ghost-Written Letters

Drummond’s Turkey: Feds Interested in New Allegations

Did Drummond Company really think no one would find out? The bombshell allegations that Drummond allegedly hid money laundering and the hiring of two Balch & Bingham stooges from their former Vice-President of Government Affairs David Roberson has spread like wildfire and now federal authorities out of Washington, D.C. are interested. And we aren’t simply … Continue reading Drummond’s Turkey: Feds Interested in New Allegations

Drummond Bombshell: More Corruption Tied to North Birmingham Bribery Scandal

Shockingly, Drummond Company allegedly hid the money laundering and hid the secret greasing of Balch stooges from their then-Vice President of Government Affairs, David Roberson. What a bombshell! A new third amended complaint from ex-Drummond Company executive David Roberson sheds new light on internal matters that could provoke more corruption probes of Drummond Company. First … Continue reading Drummond Bombshell: More Corruption Tied to North Birmingham Bribery Scandal

As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”

On Friday, Brian Rell, who served as Congressman Robert Aderholt’s chief of staff for over a decade, jumped over to Balch & Bingham to rehabilitate their operations in Washington, D.C. Due in part to our efforts to educate the public and corporate leaders, Balch has lost 17 of 18 major D.C. lobbying clients and millions … Continue reading As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”

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. Matthew Bowden, a former Balch & Bingham partner, was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Alabama Power (pictured left).  He was allegedly a pillar of integrity, and respected and … Continue reading Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

La Paz: Crosswhite and Roberson Bump Into Each Other

Why couldn’t Mark A. Crosswhite, the “most powerful man in Alabama,” bring closure to the matter at hand? A few months ago Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson bumped into each other at La Paz Restaurant in Crestline. Allegedly Crosswhite told Roberson if there was anything he could do, Crosswhite … Continue reading La Paz: Crosswhite and Roberson Bump Into Each Other

Cruelly Destroyed: Robersons Lose Everything

The Robersons have lost everything, including their Christmas decorations (pictured above) during the three-day Estate Sale this past weekend. The embattled law firm Balch & Bingham has claimed the firm “owed no duty” to Roberson after allegedly providing bad legal advice and not telling the truth to David Roberson and the company he worked for … Continue reading Cruelly Destroyed: Robersons Lose Everything

Balch and Drummond’s Greatest Disgrace: Roberson Estate Sale This Friday

A three-day estate sale of David and Anna Roberson’s personal possessions begins this Friday, October 11th near Mountain Brook, the elite enclave next to downtown Birmingham. The estate sale appears to be the greatest disgrace for Drummond Company and Balch & Bingham, the embattled law firm that has yet to apologize to David Roberson and … Continue reading Balch and Drummond’s Greatest Disgrace: Roberson Estate Sale This Friday

Divide and Dilute: New Alleged Racism Sucker Punches Balch & Bingham

While Balch and their foolish goons may have believed they had successfully and legally diluted and divided African-Americans, the reality appears to be that Balch has simply diluted and divided the once-prestigious firm. Another day and another new Balch & Bingham bombshell. The consultant who allegedly disenfranchised African-American voters in North Carolina by creating legislative … Continue reading Divide and Dilute: New Alleged Racism Sucker Punches Balch & Bingham

Counterfeit Order, Judicial Fraud Rocks Balch & Bingham

[Update: Counterfeit Order Divided Alabama Supreme Court] Is this just all a bad dream? Just when one thinks Balch & Bingham will retreat back from the ledge of corporate suicide, another bombshell lands that shows sheer stupidity and unequivocal corruption of the Alabama judicial system. Burt Newsome, the attorney who allegedly was wrongly targeted, falsely … Continue reading Counterfeit Order, Judicial Fraud Rocks Balch & Bingham

Balch & Bingham Unwittingly Creates a National Star: Keisha Brown

Keisha Brown, a Birmingham mother, is “one of the go-to resident activists, quoted in countless news stories, a kind of environmental injustice spokesperson.”—Equal Voice News Although Balch & Bingham let go of their only female African-American attorney in Birmingham last spring, Balch & Bingham, through the criminal and unsavory conduct of their convicted ex-partner Joel … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Unwittingly Creates a National Star: Keisha Brown

Backstabbing Roberson for Balch & Bingham

We present another satirical cartoon. Drummond Company CEO Mike Tracy is depicted backstabbing his former colleague and friend David Roberson six months after the company vowed to support him and calling Roberson  “a man of integrity.” Although we, the CDLU,  have no bones to pick with Drummond or Mike Tracy, we think their goose-step formation … Continue reading Backstabbing Roberson for Balch & Bingham

Alabama Power’s Secret Deal Under Review

Earlier this month we reported how Alabama Power’s CEO Mark Crosswhite could possibly be under scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice. Now we, the CDLU, are taking it a step further. We are asking  the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee to review the … Continue reading Alabama Power’s Secret Deal Under Review