Category Archives: Southern Company

Meltdown: Andy2K, Matrix, and Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe appears to not have had strong internal controls or high-end security to protect himself or his clients even though he was paid millions. Andrew “Andy2K” Campbell, the illustrious attorney who represents embattled law firm Balch and Bingham, also represents Matrix, the obscure political consulting firm, and its founder Joe Perkins. Andy2K picked up his … Continue reading Meltdown: Andy2K, Matrix, and Sloppy Joe

Trade Secrets? Not! $2.5 Million in Questionable Contracts without Invoices Affirms Crosswhite Scandal

The non-existent agreements do indeed exist, and Crosswhite should be fired, retired, or forced to resign. And if improprieties are found, Crosswhite should be criminally charged. With the exposure of $2.5 million in contracts without the need of invoices, lawyers for Alabama Power’s carte blanche consultant have demanded that the contracts be removed from a … Continue reading Trade Secrets? Not! $2.5 Million in Questionable Contracts without Invoices Affirms Crosswhite Scandal

Smoking Gun! Crosswhite, the SEC, and $2.5 Million Carte Blanche to Matrix

What a miserable start of the new year for Southern Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Alabama Power and the subsidiary’s embattled CEO Mark A. Crosswhite. The Matrix Meltdown is causing a storm of documents to be leaked and now a published report outlines how Alabama Power allegedly dished out $2.5 million to Joe Perkins, the founder … Continue reading Smoking Gun! Crosswhite, the SEC, and $2.5 Million Carte Blanche to Matrix

Imploding? Nothing Merry at Balch

The arrest of an alleged pedophile, an alleged Elderly Exploitation Scandal probe, the rental assistance debacle in Mississippi, the beginning of a 5-year prison sentence for an ex-Balch partner, an alleged federal investigation of obstruction of justice, and the exodus of two legacy partners to end the year, Balch and Bingham appears to be imploding. … Continue reading Imploding? Nothing Merry at Balch

Obstruction Destruction! Another Balch Legacy Partner Exits

Jennifer Powell Decker, a seasoned Balch & Bingham partner and one of the top-ranking women at the embattled firm, has dumped Balch after 15 dedicated years. The announcement follows the abrupt and suprising departure of long-time Balch legacy partner Rob Fowler who appears to have taken a step downward, becoming inside counsel for a coal … Continue reading Obstruction Destruction! Another Balch Legacy Partner Exits

The Matrix Meltdown, the Feds, and the Money Trail

Balch & Bingham and their sister-wife Alabama Power have relied on the obscure services of Matrix, the political consulting firm that dropped the mailing during the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal that reprehensibly discouraged African-Americans from having their toxic and contaminated property tested by the EPA. Matrix has a legendary (if not mythical) reputation of being … Continue reading The Matrix Meltdown, the Feds, and the Money Trail

CNN: EPA Probing Alabama Power

Posted yesterday, CNN’s bombshell visual and interactive story on polluting ash ponds outlines potential environmental disasters and the “money-making” schemes surrounding those foolish decisions. Alabama Power’s Barry Plant (and toxic ash pond) near Mobile, Alabama is a central figure of the investigative story and highlights the controversy surrounding the future of these contaminated ash ponds. … Continue reading CNN: EPA Probing Alabama Power

Did Balch Intentionally Screw Gilbert? Former Top Partner Now Mowing the Lawn in Prison

Ex-Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert has been assigned gardening responsibilities at the Federal Prison Camp located at the Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Now that legacy Balch partner Rob Fowler dumped the once-prestigious firm for a job at a coal facility that currently is not operating, insiders are curious what internal strife … Continue reading Did Balch Intentionally Screw Gilbert? Former Top Partner Now Mowing the Lawn in Prison

Turkey Carcass! Is Balch Choking on Eggnog?

The stunning news of legacy partner Rob Fowler’s unannounced departure from embattled law firm Balch & Bingham has set the legal community ablaze. What could cause a long-time veteran of environmental law to depart abruptly? Sources claim Fowler has left allegedly to become inside counsel at Bluestone, the controversial coal operator in Jefferson County that … Continue reading Turkey Carcass! Is Balch Choking on Eggnog?

Death Spiral? Balch Legacy Partner Rob Fowler Leaves Embattled Firm

Sources close to Balch & Bingham report this afternoon that long-time environmental lawyer and Balch partner Rob Fowler has left the embattled firm after almost a quarter-century of service. His webpage at Balch has been eliminated. Regardless of his legal work on behalf of alleged unsavory clients, alleged racist quarry companies, and possible polluters, Fowler … Continue reading Death Spiral? Balch Legacy Partner Rob Fowler Leaves Embattled Firm

Crosswhite Stands Nervously Silent as January 6th Inquiry Escalates

This morning Trump’s once top advisor Steve Bannon surrendered himself to law enforcement over his refusal to testify before the January 6th congressional inquiry. Two weeks ago, The Washington Post published an in-depth series on the insurrection. The spotlight on January 6th is escalating. And the behind-the-scenes decision makers are being exposed. In 2016 during … Continue reading Crosswhite Stands Nervously Silent as January 6th Inquiry Escalates

Balch Turmoil: Young Attorneys Depart while Alleged Racial Tokenism Continues

In August, after only two years at Balch & Bingham, Addison Watson departed to the private sector. This week, after four years as a Balch attorney, Katlyn S. Caldwell looks like she has left the embattled firm abruptly. With an ex-Balch attorney who allegedly solicited a child for sex online and another ex-Balch partner sitting … Continue reading Balch Turmoil: Young Attorneys Depart while Alleged Racial Tokenism Continues

A Year After Death, Balch & Bingham Still Lacks Sensible Leadership

The King of Balch & Bingham and dinosaur partner at the embattled law firm Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr. died one year ago today. Ironically in 2017, Baker vowed to fight the Newsome Conspiracy Case to the death. Baker, serving as General Counsel at Balch, made an enormously foolish decision. His fight to the death cost … Continue reading A Year After Death, Balch & Bingham Still Lacks Sensible Leadership

Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

There was a time in Crosswhite’s life when he stopped playing with Hot Wheels, going to keg parties, and binging on The Godfather movies. [This post was originally published two years ago on October 28, 2019. Now with the Crosswhite Scandal growing and alleged secret indemnity agreements creating turmoil, this post was prophetic. Insiders allege … Continue reading Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

Motion Denied! Gilbert Headed to Prison; Internal Convulsions at Alabama Power

The motion to delay reporting to prison by ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert has been summarily denied, the court responding that the convicted felon had more than enough time to put his affairs in order. Gilbert is now obligated to report to federal prison tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27th. The last-minute move comes as Balch & … Continue reading Motion Denied! Gilbert Headed to Prison; Internal Convulsions at Alabama Power