Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

Unindicted Masterminds? Alabama Power Briefed Regularly

The tiny environmental group GASP, the alleged intended target of the “brilliant” North Birmingham bribery scheme, is digging into the federal criminal trial evidence from 2018 meticulously. And what have they found? More evidence that appears to show that Alabama Power was being regularly briefed about the scheme. Unindicted co-conspirators or unindicted masterminds? In an … Continue reading Unindicted Masterminds? Alabama Power Briefed Regularly

Blue Origin: Balch & Bingham’s Biggest Loss

[This post was published a year ago on February 7, 2019. Now with $25.2 billion budgeted for NASA and a piece of the pie being allocated to Blue Origin, Balch & Bingham’s Birmingham baggage appears to have truly caused a horrific loss.] The headlines in late January were a kick in the stomach: Blue Origin … Continue reading Blue Origin: Balch & Bingham’s Biggest Loss

Town and Crosswhite Mocked and Humiliated

Members of the U.S. Department of Justice are in disbelief.  U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, we are told, is rattled and in disbelief.  The photos are beyond humiliating! Mocked inside the Beltway, Mountain Brook,  and on Goat Hill, now comes the satirical cartoon showing how corruption is about to swallow Town and Crosswhite. And the … Continue reading Town and Crosswhite Mocked and Humiliated

Fallout: Crosswhite Out as Chair of Business Council of Alabama

Last Tuesday, insiders at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) gave us a heads up that something was going to happen after the jaw-dropping photographs of Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town surfaced showing them having drinks at the Moon Shine Lounge. As another observer told us vulgarly about the … Continue reading Fallout: Crosswhite Out as Chair of Business Council of Alabama

Jaw-Dropping Photos: Mark A. Crosswhite’s Meeting with U.S. Attorney Rocks Alabama Power

Stuffed in an unmarked, unlabeled manila envelope, several 8 X 10 photos appear to confirm what ex-Drummond Company Executive and “fall guy” David Roberson has repeatedly declared: Before Roberson was indicted, his friend Mike Cole had told Roberson that Cole and Alabama Power’s CEO Mark A. Crosswhite had a meeting with the U.S. Attorney for … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Photos: Mark A. Crosswhite’s Meeting with U.S. Attorney Rocks Alabama Power

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