Category Archives: Southern Company

They’re All Losers! Matrix Meltdown Settles; Criminal Probes Heat Up

The fat lady hasn’t sung yet. The Matrix Meltdown is over in civil court according to a court filing yesterday afternoon. The Matrix Meltdown was an embarrassing fight that spilled raw sewage and, the alleged criminal and unethical behind-the-scenes details of the obscure political consulting firm and their agents. The explosive deposition with Jittery Jeff … Continue reading They’re All Losers! Matrix Meltdown Settles; Criminal Probes Heat Up

Dropping Like Flies! Judge Kallon Officially Steps Down Today

The stench from the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal still stinks and those involved are dropping like flies. The carcasses are piling up. Presiding Judge Abdul K. Kallon officially resigns today citing the usual stock-in-trade b.s. excuse of “spending more time with family.” Disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town was forced to resign and fled in … Continue reading Dropping Like Flies! Judge Kallon Officially Steps Down Today

Why is Crosswhite’s Most Trusted Advisor a White-Collar Criminal Attorney?

Mark A. Crosswhite, the former Balch & Bingham partner and current embattled Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power, has a curiosity. His most trusted advisor appears to be white-collar criminal attorney Mark White of White, Arnold & Dowd. During the North Birmingham Bribery Trial, according to court observers, White was allegedly at the proceedings everyday. … Continue reading Why is Crosswhite’s Most Trusted Advisor a White-Collar Criminal Attorney?

Burnt Toast: Balch and Matrix Become Enormous Liabilities

Mark A. Crosswhite, the former Balch partner and current CEO of Alabama Power, is burnt toast and sources involved in the energy sector are whispering that Crosswhite is definitely out. Crosswhite’s departure is expected to be announced after Federal Judge Abdul K. Kallon (pictured right) officially steps down next week. Other business leaders are saying … Continue reading Burnt Toast: Balch and Matrix Become Enormous Liabilities

Breaking News: Has Crosswhite Been Shown the Door?

A flurry of activity and an enormous spike of readership on our post originally published in 2020 about the need for Crosswhite to resign or retire, brought an interesting claim from reliable sources this evening: Mark A. Crosswhite, the Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power, has been shown the door. Is the unsubstantiated claim true … Continue reading Breaking News: Has Crosswhite Been Shown the Door?

Crosswhite’s Downfall and the Mockery of Southern Company

The allegation that Alabama Power Chairman and CEO Mark A. Crosswhite allegedly authorized the spying on and surveillance of Tom Fanning, the Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power’s parent company, Southern Company, and Fanning’s then-girlfriend has rocked the utility sector. Although Southern Company is attempting public relations damage control to prevent further fallout, the facts … Continue reading Crosswhite’s Downfall and the Mockery of Southern Company

Perkins’ Purgatory? Alleged High Crimes and Spying Rock Three Stooges as Carcasses Stack Up

Did Crosswhite find out if his boss Tom Fanning wears boxers or tighty whities? When the news story broke in June that Matrix agents allegedly spied on a journalist in Florida, our first reaction was, what’s the big deal? This is nothing compared to what happens in Alabama. Less than three weeks from today, Federal … Continue reading Perkins’ Purgatory? Alleged High Crimes and Spying Rock Three Stooges as Carcasses Stack Up

Matrix Meltdown: “Influencing Litigation,” Secret Star Chambers, and Criminal Obstruction of Justice

What a week. What a month. And we’re only on day 5. In “Jittery Jeff” Pitts’ court filing earlier this week, he outlines alleged misconduct by Matrix’s founder “Sloppy Joe” Perkins including allegedly setting up phony groups and digital websites to intimidate individuals while influencing litigation. Is Pitts referring to the North Birmingham Bribery Trial, … Continue reading Matrix Meltdown: “Influencing Litigation,” Secret Star Chambers, and Criminal Obstruction of Justice

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? [This post originally appeared on November 22, 2020. Now with the clandestine surveillance scandal rocking Southern Company, Crosswhite should really either resign or retire. If not, Tom Fanning or Southern’s Board … Continue reading Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Clandestine Spying Scandal Erupts! Will Fanning Fire Crosswhite, Matrix, and Balch & Bingham?

Utterly shocking! Southern Company Chairman and CEO Tom Fanning (and others) were allegedly under clandestine surveillance by Matrix operatives on behalf of Alabama Power executives, according to new court filing from “Jittery Jeff” Pitts in the ongoing Matrix Meltdown, a two-state, mudslinging legal battle. Pitts’ stunning court pleading (as a defendant against Matrix founder “Sloppy … Continue reading Clandestine Spying Scandal Erupts! Will Fanning Fire Crosswhite, Matrix, and Balch & Bingham?

U.S. Congresswoman Demands DOJ Probe Concerning Utilities and Matrix Meltdown

U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor dispatched a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland yesterday demanding a probe of Alabama Power’s alleged go-to political fixer, Matrix, the obscure political consulting firm engaged in alleged influence peddling and alleged criminal acts. WINK News reports: U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., said in a letter to Attorney General Merrick … Continue reading U.S. Congresswoman Demands DOJ Probe Concerning Utilities and Matrix Meltdown

Damaging: Pitts Deposition Explodes! Are Alleged Criminal Acts tied to Three Stooges Ready to be Exposed?

The Matrix Meltdown has caused serious blows between founder “Sloppy Joe” Perkins and his once-protégé “Jittery Jeff ” Pitts. As we mentioned last week, Pitts has been subpoenaed for a deposition by Perkins’ legal team. Now the question is: What damaging information will Pitts reveal in his deposition? After last week’s bombshell report in The … Continue reading Damaging: Pitts Deposition Explodes! Are Alleged Criminal Acts tied to Three Stooges Ready to be Exposed?

Bombshell Report: Alabama Power Goes Mute; Matrix Meltdown Could Bring More Indictments

Are more indictments coming? A lengthy bombshell report in The Guardian today on the Matrix Meltdown has caused Alabama Power to go mute. Matrix is an obscure political consulting firm tied to alleged unsavory misconduct. The Guardian reports: “Southern Company and Alabama Power run the state of Alabama,” [former Alabama Public Service Commission member Terry] … Continue reading Bombshell Report: Alabama Power Goes Mute; Matrix Meltdown Could Bring More Indictments

Is Ex-Balch CCO Steve Feaga Cooperating with Feds?

Two weeks ago, sources told us that Stephen P. Feaga, Balch & Bingham’s first-ever Chief Compliance Officer, had drawn the interest of the U.S. Department of Justice. Feaga, a pillar of integrity, was appointed Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Balch in December of 2017, three months after Balch partners Joel I. Gilbert and Steven McKinney … Continue reading Is Ex-Balch CCO Steve Feaga Cooperating with Feds?

Federal Investigators Briefed on Alleged Money Laundering of Over $50 Million using 18 Tax-Exempt Entities

Alabama Power has secretly paid millions to the embattled political consulting firm Matrix, LLC and its founder “Sloppy Joe” Perkins who sloppily outlined alleged criminal misconduct spanning over a decade in a since-deleted post on Yellowhammernews.com on June 30th. We, the CDLU, have briefed federal investigators on the alleged money laundering of over $50 million … Continue reading Federal Investigators Briefed on Alleged Money Laundering of Over $50 Million using 18 Tax-Exempt Entities