Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

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

Garry Drummond Would Have Backed The Robersons Over Balch & Bingham

Is it of no coincidence that Drummond Company yanked support for Spring Valley School, a school for the developmentally disabled, 12 days after firing David Roberson? Guess who works at Spring Valley School? David and Anna Roberson’s daughter (pictured above right). Was Drummond President Mike Tracy trying to get her laid off? Why the sudden … Continue reading Garry Drummond Would Have Backed The Robersons Over Balch & Bingham

Why Did Mike Tracy Become Disloyal to a Friend and a Colleague?

Drummond Company President Mike Tracy vowed unequivocally to back his friend, his co-worker David Roberson a year ago, releasing the following statement: We are disappointed by the jury’s decision to convict our employee, David Roberson. While we respect the judicial process, we consider David to be a man of integrity who would not knowingly engage … Continue reading Why Did Mike Tracy Become Disloyal to a Friend and a Colleague?

One Year Later, Criminal Convictions Still Sting Balch & Bingham

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of when both Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert and Drummond Executive David Roberson were found guilty on all six federal criminal counts. And the stigma still stings Balch & Bingham. The firm has refused to apologize to the North Birmingham African-American community for Gilbert’s misconduct. Worse, Balch appears … Continue reading One Year Later, Criminal Convictions Still Sting Balch & Bingham

Have Balch and Drummond Agreed to a Murder-Suicide Pact?

Let’s first talk about Drummond Company. We have no bones to pick with Drummond; we believe the company was given bad legal advice by Balch & Bingham; and before the criminal trial we even thought that David Roberson could be acquitted. Then six-months after his criminal conviction and Drummond’s vow to support a “man of integrity,” … Continue reading Have Balch and Drummond Agreed to a Murder-Suicide Pact?

Merry Canary! More Alleged Corruption and Drummond Dollars

We called ex-Drummond executive David Roberson the Missing Link last week, and now there may be more acts of alleged corruption that Roberson can possibly confirm for federal authorities. As Josh Moon of the Alabama Reporter wrote in 2017: [In 2014, the] EPA wants to list the [North Birmingham] site on the NPL [National Priorities … Continue reading Merry Canary! More Alleged Corruption and Drummond Dollars