Friday, November 6, 2020

Luther Strange, Robert Bentley, and Kay Ivey are among targets for data about payments in scheme to defeat EPA regulations at site in North Birmingham


Drummond Coal

Burt Newsome, attorney for former Drummond Company vice president David Roberson, is seeking documentation about payments to some of the biggest names in Alabama politics as part of the second set of discovery filed yesterday in Roberson's $75-million lawsuit against his former employer. The payments would be related to a scheme, allegedly orchestrated by Drummond and the Balch Bingham law firm, to defeat U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup regulations at a site in North Birmingham.

The full discovery document is embedded at the end of this post.

Newsome asks for copies of any and all checks for payment to the following individuals and entities in the years 2014 and 2015 and the source documents sent to the Accounting Department and/or Controller to approve these payments:

(a) Congressman Bradley Byrne

(b) Congressman Mike Rogers

 (c) Congressman Mo Brooks

(d) Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)

(e) Former Governor Robert Bentley

(f) Former Attorney General Luther Strange

(g) Governor Kay Ivey 

Newsome also asks for documents related to payments to former Trump official Trey Glenn, Scott Phillips, and entities connected to them -- along with payments to Balch Bingham and the EPA.


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