Category Archives: Spotlight on Balch & Bingham

Part 4: Alabama Power Paid Media Hacks and Boosted Smear Attacks; Six-Figures to Discredited “Journalists”

“Where there is money, there are whores.” The bombshell financial records we, the CDLU, received anonymously, show that Alabama Power/Southern Company allegedly paid Alabama Political Reporter (APR) $120,000 and allegedly spent thousands of dollars boosting Facebook posts by the discredited publication. The payments, made in 2020, all appear to have been approved by Zeke Smith, … Continue reading Part 4: Alabama Power Paid Media Hacks and Boosted Smear Attacks; Six-Figures to Discredited “Journalists”

Part 3: Alabama Power/Southern Company Paid for Website Falsely Accusing Attorney of Rape

When disgraced Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite was appointed CEO nearly a decade ago, a feature article noted that his favorite movie was The Godfather. Sources claim Crosswhite saw himself like Vito Corleone, the Godfather, and ran Alabama Power with an iron fist, and who expected fierce loyalty, absolute respect, and a dash of … Continue reading Part 3: Alabama Power/Southern Company Paid for Website Falsely Accusing Attorney of Rape

Part 2: Alabama Power Wasted Hundreds of Thousands to Allegedly Terrorize Hispanic Family

Yesterday, sources claim new developments in the alleged federal probe of criminal obstruction of justice and other alleged crimes helped force the ouster of Alabama Power’s disgraced CEO Mark A. Crosswhite. Sources add that the abrupt resignation caught Alabama Power/Southern Company off guard, where no succession plan had begun and no potential replacement candidates had … Continue reading Part 2: Alabama Power Wasted Hundreds of Thousands to Allegedly Terrorize Hispanic Family

Crosswhite Ouster Part 1: Alabama Power’s Alleged Criminal Enterprise Targets Young Twins

Targeting and terrorizing young children is disgusting and revolting; and appears to be a cornerstone of the alleged Southern Company/Alabama Power criminal enterprise. Today marks five years ago in which Southern Company CEO and Chairman Tom Fanning called us, the CDLU, directly and had us meet with Southern Company Chief Compliance Officer Jim Kerr about … Continue reading Crosswhite Ouster Part 1: Alabama Power’s Alleged Criminal Enterprise Targets Young Twins

Burnt Turkey: Crosswhite Ouster Rocks Balch; Bombshells Coming Next Week

Using the stock-in-trade excuse like his drinking buddy, ousted Alabama Power CEO and ex-Balch partner Mark A. Crosswhite claims he needs to “spend more time with his family,” echoing disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s same line of bull. Over a year ago, we reported that Crosswhite was “allegedly telling bourgeois insiders that he has … Continue reading Burnt Turkey: Crosswhite Ouster Rocks Balch; Bombshells Coming Next Week

The “Most Powerful Man in Alabama” Resigns in Disgrace! Crosswhite Scalped by Scandal

As we, the CDLU, anticipated, Mark A. Crosswhite, the embattled Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power has announced his resignation today in a corporate filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As first reported by Daniel Tait of the Energy and Policy Institute, the resignation is tied to an avalanche of scandal including an alleged … Continue reading The “Most Powerful Man in Alabama” Resigns in Disgrace! Crosswhite Scalped by Scandal

Abrupt Demise: “Furious” Crosswhite Allegedly Refuses to Speak to Ex-Law Partners

Balch & Bingham Managing Partner Stan Blanton should have had a wonderful, high-profile, black-tie event celebrating the embattled law firm’s centennial anniversary. Instead, the October event at the members-only venue, The Club, was held in secret, with no fanfare, no media, no red carpet, no fluff. Engulfed in never-ending scandal, Balch, practically a wholly owned … Continue reading Abrupt Demise: “Furious” Crosswhite Allegedly Refuses to Speak to Ex-Law Partners

Shocking and Unbelievable Admissions by Ex-Balch Attorney in Child Sex Case

We wanted to throw up. The admissions in the plea deal that alleged sexual predator and ex-Balch attorney Chase T. Espy signed are shocking, revolting, and unbelievable. The admissions and revelations are graphic and repulsive; but much, much worse, the evidence presented appear to show that this was not Espy’s first time at the rodeo. … Continue reading Shocking and Unbelievable Admissions by Ex-Balch Attorney in Child Sex Case

Unforgivable! Pedophilia and Child Exploitation Allegations Humiliate Balch & Bingham

Did Espy ever solicit or abuse a child in his eight years while working at Balch & Bingham? How many truly honorable clients will terminate Balch & Bingham now that the embattled firm allegedly covered-up the misconduct of an alleged pedophile? No corporate client with a moral conscience should be using Balch & Bingham. How … Continue reading Unforgivable! Pedophilia and Child Exploitation Allegations Humiliate Balch & Bingham

Another One Bites the Dust! Ex-Balch Attorney and Alleged Pedophile Espy Pleads Guilty

Another ex-Balch attorney is headed to federal prison. According to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama this late afternoon, Chase T. Espy, 36, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Espy will be sentenced in January. According to the U.S. Attorney: The plea agreement filed states the investigation was … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust! Ex-Balch Attorney and Alleged Pedophile Espy Pleads Guilty

Alleged Attempted Coup D’Etat at Drummond Company Affirms Lost Path of Management Team

The aftershocks of the North Birmingham Bribery Trial proved that Drummond’s top management brass appears to be foolish enough to abandon corporate and family loyalty. After Drummond executive David Roberson was convicted in July of 2018, Drummond immediately vowed to fight for justice on his behalf, noting his conviction was unfair and unjust and that … Continue reading Alleged Attempted Coup D’Etat at Drummond Company Affirms Lost Path of Management Team

Mississippi Welfare Scandal Engulfs Balch Stooges and “The Million Dollar Man”

How much of Balch’s $27.8 million was obtained through cronyism and favoritism? Should there be a criminal forensic audit of Balch? Walter H. Boone, a Balch & Bingham partner in Mississippi, obviously outraged, tweeted about the latest corruption scandal involving football great Brett Favre, the Mississippi Department of Human Services, and millions diverted from feeding … Continue reading Mississippi Welfare Scandal Engulfs Balch Stooges and “The Million Dollar Man”

Irrefutable: Paid Actors and Mouthpieces Spin Yarn for Matrix and the Three Stooges

It’s a chorus line indeed! “Behind the Mask,” a video production from 2013, was originally a “smear and fear” piece but now it is irrefutable evidence that the Three Stooges (Alabama Power, Balch, and Drummond Company) appear to have utilized Matrix’s alleged dirty deeds, paid actors, and questionable mouthpieces to attack perceived enemies. Four years … Continue reading Irrefutable: Paid Actors and Mouthpieces Spin Yarn for Matrix and the Three Stooges

Sickening! Crosswhite Allegedly Sought Photographic Evidence of Bisexual Tryst Involving Fanning

Tom Fanning, as the surveillance proved, is a heterosexual male. Alabama Power CEO Mark A. Crosswhite allegedly had agents spy on his boss Tom Fanning, Chairman and CEO of Southern Company, to obtain photographic evidence that Fanning was bisexual, according to sources familiar with the surveillance that occurred in 2017. The move completely backfired because … Continue reading Sickening! Crosswhite Allegedly Sought Photographic Evidence of Bisexual Tryst Involving Fanning

Sleepless in Seattle: Kallon Demotes Himself and Joins Perkins Coie

Former Federal Judge Abdul K. Kallon has fled Birmingham and gone to one of the farthest places away from the cesspool of Jefferson County, Alabama: Seattle, Washington. Kallon joins Perkins Coie as a partner, according to a news release. In April, he announced his abrupt resignation; Kallon cited the usual “family time” excuse. According to … Continue reading Sleepless in Seattle: Kallon Demotes Himself and Joins Perkins Coie