Category Archives: RICO

RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

[This post originally was published on October 22, 2018 before Alabama Power was linked to the staged arrest of Burt Newsome. Now with the uncontrolled panic of Alabama Power and its CEO Mark A. Crosswhite, federal investigators need to take a closer look at the trampling of Newsome’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, re-open the … Continue reading RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

Confusion, Bribes, and the Fall Guy: Is Drummond Company Intentionally Seeking a Criminal Probe?

Why would Drummond Company ask ex-Drummond executive David Roberson about alleged bribes that have nothing to do with his $75 million lawsuit against Drummond? In a filing last week, Roberson replied to a list of admissions (and denials) that Drummond Company provided. But the reply about an alleged bribe to Balch & Bingham stooge and … Continue reading Confusion, Bribes, and the Fall Guy: Is Drummond Company Intentionally Seeking a Criminal Probe?

Twenty Years Later, CDLU Continues Fight Regardless of Vicious Hate Crimes

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of our public charity the Consejo de Latinos Unidos (CDLU). Co-founded by the late Hortensia Magaña and K.B. Forbes, our organization has worked tirelessly to provide a voice for the voiceless while taking on some of the most powerful but unscrupulous corporations and inept government agencies across … Continue reading Twenty Years Later, CDLU Continues Fight Regardless of Vicious Hate Crimes

Norfolk Southern, Balch, and the Head-On Crash Into Burt Newsome

The accident report of the mysterious car wreck that almost took the life of Iron Man Burt Newsome appears to confirm that the driver of an SUV, who made a left turn in front of Newsome instead of yielding to oncoming traffic, apparently made an abrupt right turn shortly thereafter, hitting Newsome head-on. The photo … Continue reading Norfolk Southern, Balch, and the Head-On Crash Into Burt Newsome

Going Bonkers! Balch Clowns Continue Publicity Campaign of CDLU

Bill Britt, the Executive Editor of Alabama Political Reporter, has provided yet another Thursday publicity piece on us, the CDLU, and has demonstrated unequivocally that the orchestrated campaign to defend Balch & Bingham as a victim is not resonating. Is Balch and Bingham’s leadership truly going bonkers? People who did not know who we were … Continue reading Going Bonkers! Balch Clowns Continue Publicity Campaign of CDLU

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

Criminal Subornation of Perjury? Balch Stooges Under the Microscope

Our insiders tell us that U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town (pictured above, right) was allegedly “shaken up” by the jaw-dropping photos of him enjoying cocktails with former Balch & Bingham partner and Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite at the Moon Shine Lounge. Town allegedly told others that the stunning photos were taken in October … Continue reading Criminal Subornation of Perjury? Balch Stooges Under the Microscope

Crippling Blow: Vogtle and Three Seasoned Partners Leave Balch & Bingham

A crippling blow: Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr., the long-time Balch & Bingham partner, and three of his fellow partners have left the embattled firm, according to a report this late afternoon in the Birmingham Business Journal. Vogtle symbolized the longtime relationship between Alabama Power and Balch & Bingham. Vogtle was at Balch for over 31 … Continue reading Crippling Blow: Vogtle and Three Seasoned Partners Leave Balch & Bingham

Could Balch Partners Be On the Hook for Millions?

[This post originally appeared on May 2, 2019. In August, a Counterfeit Order was exposed as an act of judicial fraud, which Balch & Bingham has affirmed was never entered into the State Judicial Information System. The stakes in the Newsome Conspiracy Case have risen even higher as a tell-all documentary is in the works] … Continue reading Could Balch Partners Be On the Hook for Millions?

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”

No Exit Plan as Balch Drags Alabama Power Into the Manure Lagoon

When the Board of Directors of Alabama Power’s parent company, Southern Company, discusses future leadership, Mark A. Crosswhite, the CEO of Alabama Power, will probably be forever associated with the unsavory conduct, foolish antics, and baggage of Balch & Bingham, even though he left the firm years ago. The foolish leadership at Balch & Bingham … Continue reading No Exit Plan as Balch Drags Alabama Power Into the Manure Lagoon

Where is the Civil RICO Suit? It’s Coming.

One year ago today, we reported that a massive civil RICO lawsuit against Balch & Bingham on behalf of Burt Newsome was in the works and probably coming in early 2019. So where is the civil RICO suit? Why has it not been filed yet? According to our sources, a leading RICO expert from the … Continue reading Where is the Civil RICO Suit? It’s Coming.

Does Balch & Bingham’s Entire Footprint have Athlete’s Foot?

When Balch & Bingham tried to gloat this spring that the embattled firm had expanded their corporate footprint by adding a one-man office in Augusta, Georgia while at the same time letting go of the only African-American female lawyer in Birmingham, observers were in disbelief. Now with the exodus of a top partner from Atlanta … Continue reading Does Balch & Bingham’s Entire Footprint have Athlete’s Foot?

Ruined: Balch’s Alleged Witness Tampering Leads to Job Loss, Loss of Home

Balch & Bingham appears to imply that convicted felon and ex-partner Joel I. Gilbert, and fired partner Clark A. Cooper are rogue partners who acted alone. Most people think that’s bull. Jokingly called Balch, Bingham, and Bribery, the law firm hid behind an unconstitutional and secretive  “Star Chamber” for over 500 days and now the … Continue reading Ruined: Balch’s Alleged Witness Tampering Leads to Job Loss, Loss of Home

Brutal: Balch Partner’s Phone Records, Contradictions Make Balch Look Low-Class

The legal community can now see in the sunshine the awful, scurrilous, low-class, below the belt tactics that a Balch partner allegedly engaged in to try to steal a competitor’s business. Low-class or no class? Balch & Bingham partner Clark A. Cooper, who was abruptly fired on March 3, 2017 by the embattled law firm,  … Continue reading Brutal: Balch Partner’s Phone Records, Contradictions Make Balch Look Low-Class