Monday, November 23, 2020

Some power elites in Birmingham are squirming as discovery in David Roberson lawsuit resumes, promising to reveal the truth behind unsavory events

The scene of the Burt Newsome vehicle crash

The turbulent events of last week have left unsettled feelings in Birmingham's corporate and legal power structure, according to a report at  Judge Tamara Harris Johnson's denial last Friday of Drummond Company's request for certification on an interlocutory appeal means discovery will resume in David Roberson's $75-million lawsuit. And that eventually could produce evidence about the attempted murder, via an apparently staged vehicle crash, of Roberson attorney Burt Newsome. It also could produce revelations about an apparent intimidation/stalking campaign against Consejo De Latinos Unidos (CDLU), the public charity and advocacy group behind's aggressive reporting.  

Add last week's indictment of former Black Hall Aerospace CEO Paul Daigle, and you can see why there might be some churning stomachs at entities connected to the Balch and Bingham law firm. Front and center could be Alabama Power, reports Ban Balch's K.B. Forbes, under the title "Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?":

In early 2017, Balch & Bingham allegedly told the now indicted, former CEO of Black Hall Aerospace Paul Daigle that we, the CDLU, were “nothing” to worry about.

With the indictment last Tuesday caused by CDLU’s advocacy and persistence, sources tell us Balch attorneys were allegedly stressed out that same night, working late into the evening.

This past week, sources tell us, associates at white-collar criminal defense firm White, Arnold & Dowd allegedly were working overdrive including Saturday morning, researching and learning about not only us and Black Hall Aerospace but allegedly reading all of’s posts on Alabama Power CEO and former Balch partner Mark A. Crosswhite.

And who is a key partner at White, Arnold and Dowd?

Mark White and he is Alabama Power’s outside criminal attorney, and apparently a close confidant of Crosswhite.

Alabama Power's criminal attorney appears to be on alert? Yikes, maybe there is something to worry about:

White, who tries to play himself as Mr. Incognito, is visible more often than not. White allegedly attended every single day of the North Birmingham Bribery Trial, and was present at the May 2019 court hearing of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit against Balch and Drummond and the criminal hearing of Balch stooges Scott Phillips and Trey Glenn earlier this year.

With the resignation of disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, the unexpected death of Balch’s Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., and the indictment of Paul Daigle, Alabama Power has been rocked to the core, raising uncomfortable questions.

What are those questions? Forbes presents several:

Did Crosswhite or White strike the secret deal with Town to keep Alabama Power “unmentionable” during the criminal trial? Did Crosswhite mislead parent company Southern Company about Alabama Power’s involvement in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal or the Newsome Conspiracy Case? What truly was Alabama Power’s role with the money laundering entity Alliance for Jobs and the Economy (AJE)? Was Alabama Power in any way involved in the idiotic orchestrated campaign this past summer in which an innocent family was terrorized by paid buffoons?

Unlike other Southern Company wholly-owned subsidiaries, Alabama Power appears to operate completely differently, looking more like a vengeful gang of arrogant fraternity members instead of level-headed corporate executives.

When we first met with federal investigators in 2017 about Balch and Bingham, they were more concerned about Alabama Power rather than Balch.

The FBI, in Birmingham and Washington,D.C., has been debriefed on recent events -- especially the Newsome vehicle crash and the targeting/stalking of CDLU officials -- sources tell Legal Schnauzer. Writes Forbes: 

With the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case, ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s civil legal team will be able to drill down and get the facts, follow the money, and connect the corrupt dots. Alabama Power will be stark naked with nowhere to hide or strings to pull.

Likewise, the current investigations into the attempted killing of Burt Newsome, and the stalking and criminal acts against the CDLU may lead to more exposure.

Either way, Crosswhite is the only one to blame for his foolish reliance on and unwavering loyalty to Balch.

The only question left for Southern Company’s leadership is: Should Crosswhite resign or retire?

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