Category Archives: Southern Company

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. The jaw-dropping photos, the secret deal with Alabama Power, the shenanigans about a half-baked deposition in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, and the blocking of not one but four F.B.I. investigations culminated in a formal complaint to the U.S. … 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

Bold Leadership and the World After Balch & Bingham

On March 18, 2020, Michael J. Hennigan (above, far left) was appointed the new President and CEO of Marathon Petroleum during the beginning days of the quarantine and COVID-19 pandemic. In 24 hours after receiving our letter and report on the alleged racist misconduct and alleged tokenism of Balch & Bingham, Hennigan boldly terminated the … Continue reading Bold Leadership and the World After Balch & Bingham

CDLU Calls On Southern Company to Fire Balch & Bingham for Alleged Racist Misconduct

Actions speak louder than words. Southern Company must rid itself of systemic racism and the first step is by firing Balch & Bingham publicly and slamming shut the revolving door. From Globe Newswire… Consejo de Latinos Unidos (CDLU), a public charity and advocacy group, called on Southern Company to immediately cut ties with embattled law … Continue reading CDLU Calls On Southern Company to Fire Balch & Bingham for Alleged Racist Misconduct

Balch, Bingham & Bigotry

Will Protective Life risk losing a stadium named after them because of their association with Balch & Bingham? Will BBVA finally end the decades of an attorney-client relationship with Balch & Bingham because of Balch’s alleged racist misconduct? Will Alabama Power close its revolving door, end the incestuous relationship with Balch, and evict the firm … Continue reading Balch, Bingham & Bigotry

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

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Under Scrutiny for Ties to Alabama Power and Balch

[Update: July 10, 2020: Town has abruptly resigned. CDLU sparked probe forces resignation of disgraced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town.] During the pandemic quarantine, we, the CDLU, received a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice dated April 7, 2020 confirming that the Office of the Inspector General had reviewed our formal complaint from December … Continue reading U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Under Scrutiny for Ties to Alabama Power and Balch

Balch’s Alleged Elderly Abuse and Exploitation; FBI Silent

Exploitation: The expenditure, diminution, or use of the property, assets, or resources of a protected person without the express voluntary consent of that person or his or her legally authorized representative… A bombshell story on Alabama Today last Friday is rocking the legal and law enforcement community in Birmingham, Alabama. A Balch & Bingham attorney, … Continue reading Balch’s Alleged Elderly Abuse and Exploitation; FBI Silent

The Walking Dead: Trump Kills Balch’s “Comeback” Zombie

President Donald Trump has had enough of the filthy swamp of Alabama. In an unprecedented, earth-shattering move, the President endorsed the opponent of Balch & Bingham’s stooge Jeff Sessions, who is running for his old seat in the U.S. Senate. Sessions was the symbolic figurehead of the resurgence, the “comeback” zombie of Balch & Bingham … Continue reading The Walking Dead: Trump Kills Balch’s “Comeback” Zombie

The Next David Roberson? Southern Company Sell-Off Begins

David Roberson, the “fall guy” for the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal, was well-respected and beloved in Alabama’s highest circles until he was allegedly betrayed by his “friends” at Balch & Bingham and co-workers at Drummond Company. Balch & Bingham, who has declared in court filings that they “owed no duty” to Roberson, not even to … Continue reading The Next David Roberson? Southern Company Sell-Off Begins

Three Hour Hearing and Setback for Balch Stooges

Yesterday afternoon, Balch & Bingham stooges Trey Glenn and Scott Phillips had a three hour court hearing in their criminal trial for ethics violations related to the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. And you won’t believe who was seated in the court gallery: Alabama Power’s criminal attorney. After all the acrobatic and sensational circus antics had … Continue reading Three Hour Hearing and Setback for Balch Stooges

Balch & Bingham Dooms Jeff Sessions

When he was a U.S. Senator, Jeff Sessions’ number 1 and number 2 lifetime political donors were, respectively, the sister-wives, Siamese twins of Alabama: Alabama Power and Balch & Bingham. Once the most powerful politician in Alabama, 68% of his party’s voters picked another candidate instead of Sessions on Super Tuesday. Why has Sessions, who … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Dooms Jeff Sessions

Balch’s Half-Baked Deposition Talk of Legal Circles; Town Forever Tarred

While embattled law firm Balch & Bingham was foolishly boasting of increasing their Houston “office” from a footprint of one-and-a-half lawyers to a whopping two-and-a-half lawyers, legal circles were abuzz about the half-baked deposition used in an attempt to screw over Burt Newsome in the Newsome Conspiracy Case. The well-read blog Legal Schnauzer writes about … Continue reading Balch’s Half-Baked Deposition Talk of Legal Circles; Town Forever Tarred