Category Archives: Southern Company

Not Above the Law! Balch & Bingham, Perkins Coie, and Arnold & Porter Feel the Blistering Heat

In 2017, we, the CDLU, dispatched a letter and email to the firmwide managing partner of Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the failed presidential campaign of former U.S. Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton. The law firm, closely tied to the Democratic Party, was allegedly behind the circulation of the infamous and unsubstantiated … Continue reading Not Above the Law! Balch & Bingham, Perkins Coie, and Arnold & Porter Feel the Blistering Heat

Ex-Balch Partner and Ex-Drummond Executive Must Report to Federal Prison Before Halloween

We are told that convicted felon and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson must report to federal prison before the end of October. The news is devastating for Balch as they have been hammered in recent weeks by an alleged pedophile arrest of an ex-Balch attorney, who solicited a child online. … Continue reading Ex-Balch Partner and Ex-Drummond Executive Must Report to Federal Prison Before Halloween

Unholy Trinity: Pedophilia, Elderly Exploitation, and Racism. Southern Company Needs to Terminate Balch Now.

When we met in 2017 with Southern Company’s Jim Kerr, who serves as Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, he flatly told us he does not need to use Balch & Bingham and has plenty of other law firms he can utilize who could do the same work as Balch. Of course, … Continue reading Unholy Trinity: Pedophilia, Elderly Exploitation, and Racism. Southern Company Needs to Terminate Balch Now.

Prestigious to Egregious: Balch in Disarray After “Seeking Sex with a Child” Arrest

With the criminal arrest Wednesday night of Chase T. Espy, a former long-time Balch attorney who allegedly was seeking to have sex with a child, Balch & Bingham appears to be in disarray, and former attorneys and ex-partners are allegedly scrambling to distance themselves from the embattled firm, sources tell us. The once prestigious, silk-stocking … Continue reading Prestigious to Egregious: Balch in Disarray After “Seeking Sex with a Child” Arrest

Three Years Later, Balch Partner’s Criminal Conviction Stings Three Stooges

Three years ago today, Balch-made millionaire and esteemed partner Joel I. Gilbert was convicted on all six-federal charges, including bribery and money laundering. Will Gilbert be reporting to prison soon, now that he has lost his appeal? If Gilbert had reported to prison during his appeal, due to COVID-19, he probably would have been released … Continue reading Three Years Later, Balch Partner’s Criminal Conviction Stings Three Stooges

Lackeys: Alabama’s Unconstitutional and Secret Star Chambers

“Luckily, legislatures make laws, not courthouse lackeys on the fly.” –Kyle Whitmire, AL.com Where are the open courts of Alabama? During the Newsome Conspiracy Case, we observed that Judge Carole Smitherman created a secretive “Star Chamber” where alleged criminal acts, perjury, and unsavory conduct were hidden from public view; and all hearings, pleadings, and oral arguments were held … Continue reading Lackeys: Alabama’s Unconstitutional and Secret Star Chambers

Prosecutorial Abuse of Power? Disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Misconduct Becomes a Tinderbox

Our sources in Washington, D.C. tell us that famed Baltimore legal powerhouse Venable appears to be engaged in looking into the alleged framing and set up of “fall guy” and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson, whose criminal lawyers rejected a no-brainer full-immunity deal with federal prosecutors. As readers may recall, Balch & Bingham hired Venable in … Continue reading Prosecutorial Abuse of Power? Disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Misconduct Becomes a Tinderbox

As Investigations Probe Political Misconduct by Trump DOJ, Alabama Becomes Ground Zero

After four years of blogging on the alleged corruption in Alabama, we believe the egregious misconduct by the “Trump machine” in Alabama will become a national embarrassment. Media and investigators can easily probe disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, who appears to have acted as a political agent for … Continue reading As Investigations Probe Political Misconduct by Trump DOJ, Alabama Becomes Ground Zero

Breaking News: U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Criminal Convictions of Roberson and Gilbert; Balch Skewered

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed the criminal convictions of ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. The court issued a 37-page opinion in the unanimous 3-0 decision. The court skewered  Balch & Bingham, writing: Although Appellants attempt to paint the agreement … Continue reading Breaking News: U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Criminal Convictions of Roberson and Gilbert; Balch Skewered

New Indictments? Drummond Family May Now Begin Biting Their Fingernails

Kristen Clark, the first African-American woman to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday. We, the CDLU, were awaiting her confirmation as we begin the process to debrief the U.S. Department of Justice, the EPA, and others on the alleged corrupt if not criminal conduct in Alabama. … Continue reading New Indictments? Drummond Family May Now Begin Biting Their Fingernails

Target: Alabama Power; Time Feds Clean Up Alabama Like Phenix City was in 1954

The photo above of disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town chugging cocktails with the Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite at the Moon Shine Lounge at the Elyton Hotel is the epitome of the unethical if not corrupt environment in Alabama. After the criminal conviction of Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert, one … Continue reading Target: Alabama Power; Time Feds Clean Up Alabama Like Phenix City was in 1954

Unanimous! Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Floodgates Open

Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously rejected Drummond Company’s Writ of Mandamus against ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit with one word, “Denied.” In their 46-page Writ filed last December, Drummond summarized their grave concern claiming, “A man—convicted by a jury of his peers for bribery, money laundering, and fraud—has now sued … Continue reading Unanimous! Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Floodgates Open

Unexpected! Former U.S. Attorney Blasts Alabama Power’s Conduct as a “Travesty”

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama Richard Moore, appointed to the post by President Donald J. Trump in 2017, blasted Alabama Power for its conduct supporting an archaic coal ash plan, the possible cornerstone of corruption in Alabama. Alabama Media Group reported: Moore called out Alabama Power for its decision to keep … Continue reading Unexpected! Former U.S. Attorney Blasts Alabama Power’s Conduct as a “Travesty”

CDLU Entrenched in Investigations of Elderly Abuse while Three Stooges Spin in Circles

We have always described ourselves as the little speedboat that drives the large aircraft carrier mad. Alabama Power, Balch, and Drummond appear to be beyond mad. At the Jefferson County Courthouse, one of our sources overheard a top official ask, “Why has there not been more posts on BanBalch.com?” We, the CDLU, are flattered that … Continue reading CDLU Entrenched in Investigations of Elderly Abuse while Three Stooges Spin in Circles

Racial Reckoning: Will Southern Company’s Institutional Investors Terminate Balch?

Now is the time for institutional investors to bring an end to institutional racism. The conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd is the first step in the fight for justice and equality, and against systemic racism in law enforcement. While America let a sigh of relief that justice had been served, … Continue reading Racial Reckoning: Will Southern Company’s Institutional Investors Terminate Balch?