Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

A year ago during Thanksgiving, someone stuffed an envelope into ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson’s mailbox with the explosive photographs of ex-Balch partner and Alabama Power CEO having refreshing cocktails with U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town. The photos eventually helped bring down Town, who resigned in disgrace on July 15th. Now pressure is mounting for Crosswhite, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

Drag Queens: Drummond Company Cross-Dressing as Law Firm

RuPaul is probably in disbelief that he’s been outperformed. Drummond Company has done one of the greatest acts of cross-dressing in the history of Alabama: the coal company is portraying itself as a law firm. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer predicted correctly last week that Judge Tamara Johnson would reject Drummond’s latest stall and delay … Continue reading Drag Queens: Drummond Company Cross-Dressing as Law Firm

Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Today, which broke the stories on Balch & Bingham’s alleged Elderly Exploitation Scandal, dropped this bomb today about the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal: [Burt] Newsome, [ex-Drummond executive David] Roberson’s [civil] attorney, said, “We are confident that the evidence will show that Mr. Roberson was deceived and that criminal activity was concealed … Continue reading Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Did Mark A. Crosswhite mislead parent company Southern Company about Alabama Power’s involvement in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal or the Newsome Conspiracy Case? In early 2017, Balch & Bingham allegedly told the now indicted, former CEO of Black Hall Aerospace Paul Daigle that we, the CDLU, were “nothing” to worry about. With the indictment … Continue reading Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Erupted! Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Case “Shall Commence”

This early morning, Judge Tamara Johnson has denied Drummond Company’s foolish attempt to stall discovery and video depositions writing: “The Court further has considered the fact that discovery was stayed [for over 17 months], pending a ruling on the Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss [which was DENIED on October 30, 2020]. The Court FINDS that any … Continue reading Erupted! Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Case “Shall Commence”

With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?

For the almost four years that we have been advocating that Balch & Bingham reform themselves top to bottom, we have learned one truth: those closely associated with or defending Balch make the dumbest, most foolish, and poorest decisions at the worst time possible. In the summer of 2017 at the height of two federal … Continue reading With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?

$11.6 Billion Acquisition: PNC Bank Asked to Terminate Balch & Bingham; New Websites Launched

Civil Rights Leader and CDLU Chairman of the Board Ernesto Pichardo has reached out to William S. Demchak, the Chairman, CEO and President of PNC Bank which is in the process of acquiring BBVA USA for $11.6 billion, asking him to terminate BBVA USA’s outside counsel, Balch & Bingham, before the acquisition is completed. “The … Continue reading $11.6 Billion Acquisition: PNC Bank Asked to Terminate Balch & Bingham; New Websites Launched

Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

In 2017, the criminal defense team of ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson allegedly flat-out rejected a full immunity deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. And what would have David Roberson done for that immunity deal? According to sources, the federal government wanted Roberson to honestly testify about the alleged bribes from Drummond Company to politicians. The … Continue reading Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

“Let’s Get Mikey! He likes it. Hey Mikey!” Drummond’s General Counsel Blake Andrews Under Fire

We have no bones to pick with Drummond Company whatsoever. None. But walking goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham is detrimental to one’s health, livelihood, and reputation. Just ask Jeff Sessions, Luther Strange, or disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town among others. Even former Drummond CEO Mike Tracy abruptly “retired” last year after … Continue reading “Let’s Get Mikey! He likes it. Hey Mikey!” Drummond’s General Counsel Blake Andrews Under Fire

Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins

Blake Andrews and Mike Tracy, what have you done? Drummond Company, who foolishly walked goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham, faces a new North Birmingham Bribery Investigation from the legal team of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer reports that Roberson’s attorney, Burt Newsome, has dispatched initial discovery requests. We … Continue reading Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins

Balch Stooge Set to Sing Like a Canary; Will Grand Jury Hear About Balch’s Shenanigans?

Kyle Whitmire of AL.com reported yesterday that Balch stooge Trey Glenn (pictured above, left) has struck a plea deal in his criminal ethics case writing: Last week, the former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency — and a Trump appointee — pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor violations of the Alabama Ethics Act. As part of the … Continue reading Balch Stooge Set to Sing Like a Canary; Will Grand Jury Hear About Balch’s Shenanigans?

Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Framing “Fall Guy” Roberson Called “Legal Services” by Drummond Attorney

On Friday afternoon, Judge Tamara Johnson issued an order that forces Drummond Company to stand trial for the alleged set up of “fall guy” and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. The order also allows Roberson’s attorneys to begin discovery of the darkest secrets surrounding the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal that should help Roberson’s $75 million lawsuit … Continue reading Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Framing “Fall Guy” Roberson Called “Legal Services” by Drummond Attorney

Lying Sacks of Marbles: Balch Calls False Advice, Lying to Client a “Legal Service”

What sound, reputable client would ever hire embattled law firm Balch & Bingham after this despicable admission? Balch has stunned the legal community today in a report from Legal Schnauzer, the well-read legal blog. David Roberson, the ex-Drummond Company executive, is suing Balch and Drummond for $75 million. Balch, which once stated in court proceeding … Continue reading Lying Sacks of Marbles: Balch Calls False Advice, Lying to Client a “Legal Service”

Greater Diversity? Balch Adds Six All-White Attorneys in Birmingham

So how did Balch & Bingham do to “achieve greater diversity” on Friday? Hire six all-white attorneys in Birmingham. What a joke. Balch’s Managing Partner Stan Blanton appears to have fed the public 100% organic crap. The public relations fluff regurgitated by Blanton after George Floyd’s death appears to have been disingenuous and dishonest. Blanton, … Continue reading Greater Diversity? Balch Adds Six All-White Attorneys in Birmingham

Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?

[This post originally was published three years ago on October 17, 2017. Now a list of the top partners at Balch & Bingham who were alllegedly involved in the scheme has been compiled.  Ex-Drummond executive David Roberson told The Washington Post that at least 20 other lawyers at Balch were involved besides convicted felon and … Continue reading Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?