Category Archives: North Birmingham Bribery Case

Town’s Downfall Part 4: Shielding Alabama Power

Now that Town has been ousted, will investigations of Alabama Power, Balch & Bingham and other Balch stooges proceed ahead? And when will the other shoe drop? When will Crosswhite be forced to retire or resign? As the final post on the downfall of disgraced and now former U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, we focus … Continue reading Town’s Downfall Part 4: Shielding Alabama Power

Town’s Downfall Part 2: Ending the Expanded North Birmingham Investigation

When U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town announced after their convictions that ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson were the lone wolves of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal, observers including law enforcement were stunned. Most insiders (and the public in general) think the “lone wolves” theory is bull. With the convictions, law … Continue reading Town’s Downfall Part 2: Ending the Expanded North Birmingham Investigation

Keisha Brown: Caravan Against Environmental Injustice A Success; Balch Should Apologize

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, Keisha Brown, a resident of North Birmingham, in collaboration with the environmental group GASP, and the local advocacy group PANIC (People Against Neighborhood Industrial Contamination) organized the Caravan Against Environmental Injustice, which was deemed a success. “The main goal for years has been to bring attention to North Birmingham; local … Continue reading Keisha Brown: Caravan Against Environmental Injustice A Success; Balch Should Apologize

Public Rips Idiotic Defense of Balch & Bingham

We never, ever thought it was this bad for Balch. The orchestrated public relations strategy of defending embattled law firm Balch & Bingham has backfired miserably and the public is ripping the idiotic defense of Balch. Last week, anonymous sources tried to defend Balch’s indefensible conduct, in a 1,500 word piece in the Alabama Political … Continue reading Public Rips Idiotic Defense of Balch & Bingham

Balch Stooges Expose Failed Tactics; Utter Lack of Leadership at Balch

From the targeting of poor African-American children to the alleged exploitation of the elderly, the once-prestigious, silk-stocking law firm appears to be a complete embarrassment, and sadly, the legal community also appears to be relishing in Balch’s demise. Two Jefferson County judges. Two paid consultants. All Balch stooges. Even the Associate Justice of the Alabama … Continue reading Balch Stooges Expose Failed Tactics; Utter Lack of Leadership at Balch

Southern Company’s Tom Fanning Encourages Racism by Ignoring Racism

With his inaction, is Tom Fanning telling the world, “Black lives matter but loyalty to alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham is more important?” Southern Company Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Fanning released a public statement on June 6, 2020 declaring, “Racism, in any form, is abhorrent. It cannot and will not be accepted, … Continue reading Southern Company’s Tom Fanning Encourages Racism by Ignoring Racism

Divide and Dilute: 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. [Originally published on September 26, 2019, this post highlights one of the most explosive issues encouraged by systemic racism: disenfranchising African-American voters. … Continue reading Divide and Dilute: Alleged Racism Sucker Punches Balch & Bingham

CDLU Calls On Southern Company to Fire Balch & Bingham for Alleged Racist Misconduct

Actions speak louder than words. Southern Company must rid itself of systemic racism and the first step is by firing Balch & Bingham publicly and slamming shut the revolving door. From Globe Newswire… Consejo de Latinos Unidos (CDLU), a public charity and advocacy group, called on Southern Company to immediately cut ties with embattled law … Continue reading CDLU Calls On Southern Company to Fire Balch & Bingham for Alleged Racist Misconduct

Balch, Bingham & Bigotry

Will Protective Life risk losing a stadium named after them because of their association with Balch & Bingham? Will BBVA finally end the decades of an attorney-client relationship with Balch & Bingham because of Balch’s alleged racist misconduct? Will Alabama Power close its revolving door, end the incestuous relationship with Balch, and evict the firm … Continue reading Balch, Bingham & Bigotry

18 of 18: Marathon Petroleum Terminates Balch & Bingham Showing that Black Lives Do Matter

Marathon Petroleum confirmed tonight that they have terminated Balch & Bingham as their lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and their bold action affirms that Black Lives Matter. Yesterday, we, the CDLU, had written to Marathon Petroleum’s new Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Hennigan asking him to terminate the firm. We wrote: The law firm has been … Continue reading 18 of 18: Marathon Petroleum Terminates Balch & Bingham Showing that Black Lives Do Matter

Oliver Robinson: From Prisoner to Key Witness

Disgraced ex-Alabama State Representative Oliver Robinson was released from federal prison one week ago today due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to al.com. Robinson was given over $360,000 in bribes in a criminal scheme born in the offices of Balch & Bingham to suppress African-Americans in North Birmingham from having their toxic property … Continue reading Oliver Robinson: From Prisoner to Key Witness

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Under Scrutiny for Ties to Alabama Power and Balch

[Update: July 10, 2020: Town has abruptly resigned. CDLU sparked probe forces resignation of disgraced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town.] During the pandemic quarantine, we, the CDLU, received a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice dated April 7, 2020 confirming that the Office of the Inspector General had reviewed our formal complaint from December … Continue reading U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Under Scrutiny for Ties to Alabama Power and Balch

Balch’s Alleged Elderly Abuse and Exploitation; FBI Silent

Exploitation: The expenditure, diminution, or use of the property, assets, or resources of a protected person without the express voluntary consent of that person or his or her legally authorized representative… A bombshell story on Alabama Today last Friday is rocking the legal and law enforcement community in Birmingham, Alabama. A Balch & Bingham attorney, … Continue reading Balch’s Alleged Elderly Abuse and Exploitation; FBI Silent

Justice and Inherent Goodness Shall Prevail

With the despicable hunting and murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, the spotlight on racism, corruption, favoritism, dirty cops, inert prosecutors, and Southern transgressions is erupting. Just like the idiots who attempt to justify the murder of Maud because he entered a construction site for a few minutes, we have seen idiots in Alabama attempt … Continue reading Justice and Inherent Goodness Shall Prevail

The Walking Dead: Trump Kills Balch’s “Comeback” Zombie

President Donald Trump has had enough of the filthy swamp of Alabama. In an unprecedented, earth-shattering move, the President endorsed the opponent of Balch & Bingham’s stooge Jeff Sessions, who is running for his old seat in the U.S. Senate. Sessions was the symbolic figurehead of the resurgence, the “comeback” zombie of Balch & Bingham … Continue reading The Walking Dead: Trump Kills Balch’s “Comeback” Zombie