Category Archives: Southern Company

Balch Bonanza: Spring Fever and Two Criminal Trials

Welcome back from a wonderful Spring Break! This spring two criminal trials are set to begin. One local case is against the alleged pedophile and ex-Balch attorney Chase T. Espy and the other is a federal case against Paul Daigle, the ex-CEO of Balch’s former client Black Hall Aerospace. While Stan Blanton, Balch & Bingham’s … Continue reading Balch Bonanza: Spring Fever and Two Criminal Trials

Half-Decade Old, BanBalch.com Fights for Inherent Goodness

We simply cannot believe that BanBalch.com is five-years old as of last Friday. A half-decade later, our website is a success because of you, our dear readers, and the incompetent and foolish leadership at Balch & Bingham and Alabama Power which arrogantly dismissed the need for an examination of conscience, apologies, and internal reform. Although … Continue reading Half-Decade Old, BanBalch.com Fights for Inherent Goodness

Maryland Indictment is Nothing Compared to Disgraced Ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Misconduct

Creating national headlines, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Maryland indicted Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in January for alleged mortgage fraud. The Baltimore Sun reported: Mosby is charged with two counts of making false statements on a loan application and two counts of perjury. Mosby has pleaded not guilty to all charges … Continue reading Maryland Indictment is Nothing Compared to Disgraced Ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Misconduct

Tide is Turning in Alabama; “Unacceptable” Misconduct Draws Federal Scrutiny

The Three Stooges (Alabama Power, Balch & Bingham, and Drummond Company) should be prepared to be slapped around by federal authorities and environmental groups. Two major events occurred recently that show unequivocally that the tide is turning against some of the most powerful and wealthiest entities in Alabama. WBHM reports: The Alabama Supreme Court has … Continue reading Tide is Turning in Alabama; “Unacceptable” Misconduct Draws Federal Scrutiny

Update: Motion Denied; Criminal Trial Date Set for Ex-CEO of Balch & Bingham Client

The indictment shook Balch stooges and defenders who had foolishly dismissed our work with law enforcement. In 2019, in Balch & Bingham’s 69-page brief before the Alabama Supreme Court in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, the embattled law firm complained that they were not mentioned in the Report by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, writing: BanBalch.com also … Continue reading Update: Motion Denied; Criminal Trial Date Set for Ex-CEO of Balch & Bingham Client

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

[This post originally was published on July 1, 2021. Now eight months later, Town’s tinderbox appears to be engulfed in flames. An alleged federal probe appears to have caused abundant turmoil at Alabama Power, Balch & Bingham, and Drummond Company; and may finally bring down the house of marked cards.]  Our sources in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading Prosecutorial Abuse of Power? Disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Misconduct Becomes a Tinderbox

Righteous or Corrupt Verdict? SCOTUS Allows Convictions to Stand; More Indictments Coming?

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for a Writ of Certiorari for ex-Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert. The same goes for ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. Gilbert is serving 5 years in federal prison while Roberson is serving 30 months. Now that the crimes in the North Birmingham Bribery … Continue reading Righteous or Corrupt Verdict? SCOTUS Allows Convictions to Stand; More Indictments Coming?

Is the U.S. Department of Justice Probing Trump-Era Lackeys from Alabama?

Since November, we have been told by high-level sources that a federal investigation is ongoing in Birmingham and focused on “obstruction” and other alleged crimes. Balch & Bingham appears to be in disarray, suffering from internal strife since late last year and we know that something is going on. In Tuesday’s post, we outlined five … Continue reading Is the U.S. Department of Justice Probing Trump-Era Lackeys from Alabama?

More Federal Criminal Indictments Needed Against Three Stooges

With the Alabama Supreme Court saying Balch must stand trial for fraud in ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit, more criminal indictments are needed. The Three Stooges of this horrific saga known as the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal need to be held accountable. The rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal may go … Continue reading More Federal Criminal Indictments Needed Against Three Stooges

Lethal Blow to Balch & Bingham?

No general counsel or government attorney can justify hiring Balch & Bingham any longer because the firm appears to be a third-party risk. The decision by the Alabama Supreme Court two weeks ago declaring that Balch & Bingham will stand trial for fraud in ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit appears to be … Continue reading Lethal Blow to Balch & Bingham?

Drummond, Alabama Power, and the “Illegal Discharge of Pollutants through Underground Water”

Is the contamination of underground water the possible genesis of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal born at the offices of Balch and Bingham? The Birmingham Business Journal reported this week: The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama determined that substantial, contaminated sub-surface flow discharging from Drummond’s site into the Black Warrior River … Continue reading Drummond, Alabama Power, and the “Illegal Discharge of Pollutants through Underground Water”

RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

[This post originally was published on October 22, 2018 before Alabama Power was linked to the staged arrest of Burt Newsome or the filing of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil suit. The Crosswhite Scandal (alleged imdemnity deals and secret million-dollar contracts) and the ever-growing Matrix Meltdown appear to have spurred a federal investigation. … Continue reading RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

Radioactive: Balch’s Alleged Racism and Tokenism; FBI Raid Talk of Chattering Class

B. Shane Clanton who served for more than two decades at BBVA USA bank including as General Counsel and CEO has joined the law offices of Bradley Arant. BBVA USA’s original charter was co-founded by long-ago Balch attorney Schuyler Allen Baker, Sr. in 1964. Baker was a staunch segregationist and part of racist Alabama Governor … Continue reading Radioactive: Balch’s Alleged Racism and Tokenism; FBI Raid Talk of Chattering Class

Numerous Dirty Deeds? Matrix Meltdown Amplifies Alleged Criminal Misconduct

The Matrix Meltown is an ugly reality: two entities countersuing each other in two states, “Sloppy Joe” Perkins’ lawyers issuing worthless demand letters, internal Matrix documents being slowly leaked, media following the non-profit entities and money laundering trail, and allegedly federal investigators probing possible obstruction of justice and Civil Rights violations. Matrix is closely tied … Continue reading Numerous Dirty Deeds? Matrix Meltdown Amplifies Alleged Criminal Misconduct

At Auburn City Council Meeting, Public Mauls Balch & Bingham to Shreds

Balch’s reputation appears to be so battered that just choosing the firm appears to have become an extreme liability on its own. Is Balch’s reputation and public image truly this awful? Not a single person at the City Council Meeting last night in Auburn, Alabama defended Balch & Bingham. Not a single person. Testimony after … Continue reading At Auburn City Council Meeting, Public Mauls Balch & Bingham to Shreds