Category Archives: Southern Company

Recovery, Ridicule, and RICO

Burt Newsome has been discharged from the hospital and is making a steady recovery. The Iron Man has even gone to his office, defying those who may have hoped he was permanently silenced or crippled. Leading activists, business leaders, lawyers, and judicial branch employees in Alabama are stunned and in disbelief that Burt Newsome was … Continue reading Recovery, Ridicule, and RICO

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

From Hospital Bed, Iron Man Newsome Vows “Pursuit of Justice”

Eight years ago, Burt Newsome, an innocent lawyer minding his own business who had no issues with Balch & Bingham, was allegedly targeted, falsely arrested and defamed by the once-prestigious, silk-stocking law firm in an alleged attempt to steal his business servicing banks. His unwavering tenacity to pursue justice against the odds, against the bullies … Continue reading From Hospital Bed, Iron Man Newsome Vows “Pursuit of Justice”

Doors Finally Opened for Four African-Americans at Alabama Power; Will Balch be Terminated Next?

Friday’s late announcements appear to be the first time Crosswhite promoted or appointed four minorities at the same time. Just days after the public was denouncing Southern Company for audio comments by a corporate executive calling the suppression of African-Americans in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal a “hypothesis,” the giant utility succumbed. Three months after … Continue reading Doors Finally Opened for Four African-Americans at Alabama Power; Will Balch be Terminated Next?

Black Lives Matter: Was Fanning’s Anti-Racism Statement Just a Media Stunt?

An international grassroots effort in the Black community to hold Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning accountable for hypocritically denouncing racism while utilizing the embattled and alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham is now percolating. Two new videos are out on YouTube and generating buzz. Fanning’s June 6th statement denouncing racism in all its … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Was Fanning’s Anti-Racism Statement Just a Media Stunt?

Buffoons! Balch Stooges Terrorize Wrong Family at Wrong Address; Family to Move

Last week, we, the CDLU, had a joint phone call with federal and local law enforcement. We told them that we did not know if we should laugh or cry. We are shaking our heads in absolute disbelief.  Are Balch & Bingham stooges really this stupid, really this incompetent?  On July 4th, a van load … Continue reading Buffoons! Balch Stooges Terrorize Wrong Family at Wrong Address; Family to Move

Balch Unhinged; Josh Moon Amputates Brain for Embattled Law Firm

Thank you Josh! Part of the orchestrated public relations campaign to try to rehabilitate Balch & Bingham’s image, Josh Moon wrote a publicity piece in the Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about us, the CDLU, and our Chief Executive Officer, K.B. Forbes, which means one thing, and one thing only: Balch is unhinged, seriously hemorrhaging, and … Continue reading Balch Unhinged; Josh Moon Amputates Brain for Embattled Law Firm

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 3: The Newsome Conspiracy Case

Town’s true downfall was allegedly blocking the investigations of the Newsome Conspiracy Case at least four times. In a follow-up letter to the U.S. Department of Justice to supplement our original request of a probe of U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, we summarized the ugly truth: In our almost two decades of advocacy work, we … Continue reading Town’s Downfall Part 3: The Newsome Conspiracy Case

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

Town’s Downfall Part 1: The Jaw-Dropping Photos

The jaw-dropping photos were in an unmarked envelope stuffed in ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson’s mailbox during Thanksgiving weekend last year. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, former Balch & Bingham partner and Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite, and lobbyist Mike Cole were enjoying cocktails. We couldn’t believe it. Soon, after closely examining the photos, we … Continue reading Town’s Downfall Part 1: The Jaw-Dropping Photos

CDLU Sparked Probe Forces Disgraced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town to Resign

Jay E. Town is out, abruptly resigning as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama today. On June 8, 2020, we, the CDLU, reported that Town was under scrutiny at the U.S. Department of Justice. The jaw-dropping photos, the secret deal with Alabama Power, the shenanigans about a half-baked deposition in the Newsome Conspiracy … Continue reading CDLU Sparked Probe Forces Disgraced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town to Resign

Unfit: Interim Police Chief’s Alleged Abuse Under the Color of Law, Anti-Muslim Vulgarity, and Balch Connection

Lt. Jeff Bowers of the Columbiana (Alabama) Police Department was appointed Interim Police Chief after long-time Police Chief Lamar Vick retired at the end of last year. Our sources at City Hall in Columbiana tell us a permanent chief will be appointed after the mayoral election in November. Bowers should not be promoted; instead he … Continue reading Unfit: Interim Police Chief’s Alleged Abuse Under the Color of Law, Anti-Muslim Vulgarity, and Balch Connection

Southern Company Dismisses Suppression of African-Americans in Alabama as a “Hypothesis”

Refusing to fire alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham, Southern Company CEO and Chairman Tom Fanning’s leadership is now under attack. New audio files appear to expose systemic racism at the utility. In 2018, one of Southern Company ‘s top executives refused to acknowledge or condemn racism attributed to a bribery scheme while on … Continue reading Southern Company Dismisses Suppression of African-Americans in Alabama as a “Hypothesis”

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