Category Archives: RICO

Bombshell: Balch Stooges in JeffCo Try to Screw Newsome with Incomplete Record of Appeal

In what looks like a deliberate attempt to carry out another unbelievable act of injustice in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, the Circuit Court Clerk of Jefferson County left out thousands of pages of responses and transcripts from Burt Newsome’s defense. In a motion filed today with the Alabama Supreme Court, Newsome’s legal team writes: In volume … Continue reading Bombshell: Balch Stooges in JeffCo Try to Screw Newsome with Incomplete Record of Appeal

Is Alabama Power’s Crosswhite in the DOJ Cross-hairs?

In Alabama, the plantation mentality wants everyone to stay in their place and to accept the injustice or unsavory conduct—quietly. Even if you are a success story and not from the gentry class, the people with the plantation mentality won’t accept you, especially if you are African-American. If ex-Drummond Vice President of Government Affairs David … Continue reading Is Alabama Power’s Crosswhite in the DOJ Cross-hairs?

Sharper Focus on Alabama Power

[Yesterday, our Monday traffic broke a year-high record as readers read our post about the Scary Canary and allegations of bribes for official acts on government letterhead.The post below was originally published on November 26, 2018 and focused on Southern Company. Now that CEO Tom Fanning has brilliantly distanced Southern Company from Balch & Bingham, … Continue reading Sharper Focus on Alabama Power

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?