Category Archives: Southern Company

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Dirty Work for Balch Exposed

In Alabama, there is no such thing as a coincidence. As observers we cannot believe the sheer stupidity of operatives who work for or are associated with the alleged unsavory conduct of Balch & Bingham or Balch’s sister-wife Alabama Power. Some of these goons think they are above the law, never to be caught or … Continue reading U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Dirty Work for Balch Exposed

Unindicted Masterminds? Alabama Power Briefed Regularly

The tiny environmental group GASP, the alleged intended target of the “brilliant” North Birmingham bribery scheme, is digging into the federal criminal trial evidence from 2018 meticulously. And what have they found? More evidence that appears to show that Alabama Power was being regularly briefed about the scheme. Unindicted co-conspirators or unindicted masterminds? In an … Continue reading Unindicted Masterminds? Alabama Power Briefed Regularly

Balch & Bingham’s Atlanta Office Could Join Mega-Merger: Troutman Pepper

They hurt. They really hurt. The embarrassing and compromising photos of Balch & Bingham’s former partner and now CEO of sister-wife Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite apparently paying for drinks with Birmingham’s U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has rocked the establishment in Birmingham. Making a mockery of the legal system and affirming the feeling of … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Atlanta Office Could Join Mega-Merger: Troutman Pepper

Fallout: Crosswhite Out as Chair of Business Council of Alabama

Last Tuesday, insiders at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) gave us a heads up that something was going to happen after the jaw-dropping photographs of Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town surfaced showing them having drinks at the Moon Shine Lounge. As another observer told us vulgarly about the … Continue reading Fallout: Crosswhite Out as Chair of Business Council of Alabama

Secret Deal? Alabama Power was “Unmentionable” During Corruption Trial

The fallout over the jaw-dropping photos of Mark Crosswhite’s meeting with U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has shattered the glass house and loosened tight lips. We learned yesterday about the alleged secret deal between Alabama Power and Town: During the criminal trial of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert and Drummond executive David Roberson … Continue reading Secret Deal? Alabama Power was “Unmentionable” During Corruption Trial

Jaw-Dropping Photos: Mark A. Crosswhite’s Meeting with U.S. Attorney Rocks Alabama Power

Stuffed in an unmarked, unlabeled manila envelope, several 8 X 10 photos appear to confirm what ex-Drummond Company Executive and “fall guy” David Roberson has repeatedly declared: Before Roberson was indicted, his friend Mike Cole had told Roberson that Cole and Alabama Power’s CEO Mark A. Crosswhite had a meeting with the U.S. Attorney for … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Photos: Mark A. Crosswhite’s Meeting with U.S. Attorney Rocks Alabama Power

Crippling Blow: Vogtle and Three Seasoned Partners Leave Balch & Bingham

A crippling blow: Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr., the long-time Balch & Bingham partner, and three of his fellow partners have left the embattled firm, according to a report this late afternoon in the Birmingham Business Journal. Vogtle symbolized the longtime relationship between Alabama Power and Balch & Bingham. Vogtle was at Balch for over 31 … Continue reading Crippling Blow: Vogtle and Three Seasoned Partners Leave Balch & Bingham

Untouchable?Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deal, Secret Meeting

We learned recently that many of the emails that convicted felon and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert wrote giving updates on the bribery/AstroTurf scheme in North Birmingham were sent to Alabama Power executives. David Roberson, who was convicted of participating in the bribery scheme, was simply cc’d. (See the exhibit from the criminal trial below.) … Continue reading Untouchable?Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deal, Secret Meeting

As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”

On Friday, Brian Rell, who served as Congressman Robert Aderholt’s chief of staff for over a decade, jumped over to Balch & Bingham to rehabilitate their operations in Washington, D.C. Due in part to our efforts to educate the public and corporate leaders, Balch has lost 17 of 18 major D.C. lobbying clients and millions … Continue reading As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”

No Exit Plan as Balch Drags Alabama Power Into the Manure Lagoon

When the Board of Directors of Alabama Power’s parent company, Southern Company, discusses future leadership, Mark A. Crosswhite, the CEO of Alabama Power, will probably be forever associated with the unsavory conduct, foolish antics, and baggage of Balch & Bingham, even though he left the firm years ago. The foolish leadership at Balch & Bingham … Continue reading No Exit Plan as Balch Drags Alabama Power Into the Manure Lagoon

Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

There was a time in Crosswhite’s life when he stopped playing with Hot Wheels, going to keg parties, and binging on The Godfather movies. Matthew Bowden, a former Balch & Bingham partner, was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Alabama Power (pictured left).  He was allegedly a pillar of integrity, and respected and … Continue reading Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

La Paz: Crosswhite and Roberson Bump Into Each Other

Why couldn’t Mark A. Crosswhite, the “most powerful man in Alabama,” bring closure to the matter at hand? A few months ago Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson bumped into each other at La Paz Restaurant in Crestline. Allegedly Crosswhite told Roberson if there was anything he could do, Crosswhite … Continue reading La Paz: Crosswhite and Roberson Bump Into Each Other

Where is the Civil RICO Suit? It’s Coming.

One year ago today, we reported that a massive civil RICO lawsuit against Balch & Bingham on behalf of Burt Newsome was in the works and probably coming in early 2019. So where is the civil RICO suit? Why has it not been filed yet? According to our sources, a leading RICO expert from the … Continue reading Where is the Civil RICO Suit? It’s Coming.

Balch, Drummond Humiliation: Roberson Sells Home; Estate Sale Next

The Robersons are losing everything and they are part of the trail of carcasses and human waste that Balch & Bingham appears to consistently leave behind. Brian Hamilton, a bank executive, told the truth in the Newsome Conspiracy Case. Balch allegedly put the squeeze. Hamilton lost his job; lost the family home. Dave Roberson, a … Continue reading Balch, Drummond Humiliation: Roberson Sells Home; Estate Sale Next

Has Balch & Bingham Become a Career Killer?

Balch & Bingham, the once-prestigious silk-stocking law firm appears to have become a career killer. Look at some of the victims: Drummond Company CEO Mike Tracy gone. Ex-Balch partner Jeffrey H. Wood shown the door at DOJ. Ex-Drummond executive Dave Roberson fired. Oliver Robinson sent to federal prison. Ex-Balch client Black Hall Aerospace facing federal … Continue reading Has Balch & Bingham Become a Career Killer?