Category Archives: RICO

Balch’s Wilted Flower Ripped to Shreds

During the criminal trial of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert last summer, Lance LeFleur, the Director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), became le fleur fanée on the witness stand. As we wrote last year: The words from the [witness] stand shows a web of politicians and paid goons who appear to … Continue reading Balch’s Wilted Flower Ripped to Shreds

Could a “Staged Arrest” Kill Alabama Power’s White Elephant?

Alabama Power and the embattled law firm Balch & Bingham are called “sister-wives.” Almost a century ago, the brother of Alabama Power’s president started the firm. Mark A. Crosswhite, a former Balch & Bingham partner, is the CEO of Alabama Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company,  and considered one of the most powerful executives … Continue reading Could a “Staged Arrest” Kill Alabama Power’s White Elephant?

“Double Standard” Makes Balch Stooge Look Like a Sheer Hypocrite

In a new filing with the Alabama Supreme Court, the Queen of the secretive and unconstitutional Star Chamber and one of Balch & Bingham’s top stooges, Judge Carole Smitherman comes out looking like a sheer hypocrite. In March, we outlined how JeffCo and the Alabama Supreme Court were trying to screw over Burt Newsome with … Continue reading “Double Standard” Makes Balch Stooge Look Like a Sheer Hypocrite

Alabama Power Overheats on Ronnlund Connection

Our sources at Southern Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Alabama Power tell us that Robert Ronnlund, the attorney accused of engaging in alleged obstruction of justice and the alteration of evidence in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, caused a flurry of activity at the utility yesterday afternoon. Ronnlund’s wife, Millicent, serves as General Counsel of Southern Nuclear, another … Continue reading Alabama Power Overheats on Ronnlund Connection

Who will Go: Balch or Crosswhite?

What kind of utility company allows a vendor to violate a structured code of conduct and abuse their inter-connected relationships by allegedly engaging in a “staged arrest?” With Wall Street analysts and institutional investors being briefed this week, the aftermath of the link of Alabama Power to the Newsome Conspiracy Case and a coming civil … Continue reading Who will Go: Balch or Crosswhite?

Did Judge Smitherman Sign Her Own Arrest Warrant?

The sheer stupidity of Balch & Bingham stooge Judge Carole Smitherman signing an illegal order last Friday giving a bogus “extension” of time to the JeffCo clerk to compile the record of the Newsome Conspiracy Case for the Alabama Supreme Court has sent shock waves throughout the state. Also under fire is the Alabama Supreme … Continue reading Did Judge Smitherman Sign Her Own Arrest Warrant?

Smoking Gun: Smitherman Signs Illegal Order Showing Her Hands Are in the Corrupt Cookie Jar

Last week, we questioned if Balch stooge Judge Carole Smitherman was behind the ridiculous stalling by JeffCo’s Clerk who never compiled the record on appeal of the Newsome Conspiracy Case for the Alabama Supreme Court in 30 days. The clerk of the Alabama Supreme Court threatened last week to dismiss both of Newsome’s appeals if the … Continue reading Smoking Gun: Smitherman Signs Illegal Order Showing Her Hands Are in the Corrupt Cookie Jar

JeffCo and Alabama Supreme Court Add Explosive Fuel to RICO Suit; Balch Hits Panic Button

Just hours after we posted our report yesterday about the alleged misconduct by Alabama Supreme Court Justice William B. Sellers, a former Balch & Bingham partner, the Supreme Court issued an order declaring that both of Burt Newsome’s appeals would be dismissed in seven days because of a deficiency in not obtaining  the court records … Continue reading JeffCo and Alabama Supreme Court Add Explosive Fuel to RICO Suit; Balch Hits Panic Button

Did Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sellers Sell-Out for Balch & Bingham?

In October of 2017,  the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order demanding that the State of Alabama and alleged Balch & Bingham stooges file briefs in regards to the bogus criminal case against Burt Newsome that had been resurrected from the dead almost a year after being properly expunged. The order on the Writ of Certiorari was … Continue reading Did Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sellers Sell-Out for Balch & Bingham?

Prosecutorial Misconduct Against Balch Stooges?

Last week, we wrote that we smelled “selective and vindictive” prosecution of indicted Balch stooges Trey Glenn and Scott Phillips. Yesterday, Alabama Political Reporter confirmed discrepancies that appear to confirm allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. Bill Britt reported that former Jefferson County District Attorney Mike Anderton had never asked the Alabama Ethics Commission to help him bring the … Continue reading Prosecutorial Misconduct Against Balch Stooges?

Balch’s Worst Year Ever

What was Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., a Balch & Bingham senior partner, thinking when he lied about us, the CDLU, in a court pleading in May of 2017 regarding the Newsome Conspiracy Case? Did Schuyler really think his foolish and absent-minded scorched-earth fight would intimidate us? Our phone calls, emails, letters, and outreach efforts to … Continue reading Balch’s Worst Year Ever

All-White New Partners Shake Legal World

The New York Times ran a story on Sunday about the large law firm Paul, Weiss’ new partner class, writing: The post appeared on LinkedIn in early December: Paul, Weiss, one of the country’s most prominent and profitable law firms, said it was “pleased to announce” its new partner class. In the image, 12 lawyers … Continue reading All-White New Partners Shake Legal World