Category Archives: Southern Company

Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

A year ago during Thanksgiving, someone stuffed an envelope into ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson’s mailbox with the explosive photographs of ex-Balch partner and Alabama Power CEO having refreshing cocktails with U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town. The photos eventually helped bring down Town, who resigned in disgrace on July 15th. Now pressure is mounting for Crosswhite, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Today, which broke the stories on Balch & Bingham’s alleged Elderly Exploitation Scandal, dropped this bomb today about the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal: [Burt] Newsome, [ex-Drummond executive David] Roberson’s [civil] attorney, said, “We are confident that the evidence will show that Mr. Roberson was deceived and that criminal activity was concealed … Continue reading Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Did Mark A. Crosswhite mislead parent company Southern Company about Alabama Power’s involvement in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal or the Newsome Conspiracy Case? In early 2017, Balch & Bingham allegedly told the now indicted, former CEO of Black Hall Aerospace Paul Daigle that we, the CDLU, were “nothing” to worry about. With the indictment … Continue reading Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Erupted! Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Case “Shall Commence”

This early morning, Judge Tamara Johnson has denied Drummond Company’s foolish attempt to stall discovery and video depositions writing: “The Court further has considered the fact that discovery was stayed [for over 17 months], pending a ruling on the Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss [which was DENIED on October 30, 2020]. The Court FINDS that any … Continue reading Erupted! Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Case “Shall Commence”

With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?

For the almost four years that we have been advocating that Balch & Bingham reform themselves top to bottom, we have learned one truth: those closely associated with or defending Balch make the dumbest, most foolish, and poorest decisions at the worst time possible. In the summer of 2017 at the height of two federal … Continue reading With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?

Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins

Blake Andrews and Mike Tracy, what have you done? Drummond Company, who foolishly walked goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham, faces a new North Birmingham Bribery Investigation from the legal team of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer reports that Roberson’s attorney, Burt Newsome, has dispatched initial discovery requests. We … Continue reading Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins

Balch Stooge Set to Sing Like a Canary; Will Grand Jury Hear About Balch’s Shenanigans?

Kyle Whitmire of AL.com reported yesterday that Balch stooge Trey Glenn (pictured above, left) has struck a plea deal in his criminal ethics case writing: Last week, the former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency — and a Trump appointee — pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor violations of the Alabama Ethics Act. As part of the … Continue reading Balch Stooge Set to Sing Like a Canary; Will Grand Jury Hear About Balch’s Shenanigans?

Newsome Returns on Cane; Is Balch’s Vow Coming True?

The recovery of Burt Newsome has been truly amazing. Last week, he set aside a walker and is finally using a cane. His shattered leg and other injuries are healing well. Last week, Newsome even appeared in person at the Jefferson County Courthouse, and on Saturday, he went to his son’s soccer match. Every single … Continue reading Newsome Returns on Cane; Is Balch’s Vow Coming True?

Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?

[This post originally was published three years ago on October 17, 2017. Now a list of the top partners at Balch & Bingham who were alllegedly involved in the scheme has been compiled.  Ex-Drummond executive David Roberson told The Washington Post that at least 20 other lawyers at Balch were involved besides convicted felon and … Continue reading Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?

Pitiful: Desecrating a Memorial for the Dead in North Birmingham

Beyond the institutional racism that allegedly drove Balch & Bingham paid goons and stooges to target poor African-American families in North Birmingham, the mere mention about the continued toxicity and pollution in the community brings absolute, knee-jerk denials from powerful entities inside and outside the community. Screaming “government overreach” or hollering “we are complying with … Continue reading Pitiful: Desecrating a Memorial for the Dead in North Birmingham

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?