Ex-Balch & Bingham Partner, Coal Exec Convicted Of Bribery

By Cara Salvatore (July 20, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A federal jury has convicted a former Balch & Bingham environmental partner and a coal company executive of bribing an Alabama legislator for his help in dodging cleanup liability with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prosecutors announced Friday evening.

Former Balch & Bingham partner Joel Gilbert and coal company exec David Roberson were convicted for a scheme that involved bribing a former Alabama legislator to oppose EPA actions. (AP) David Roberson, vice president for government and regulatory affairs at Drummond Co. Inc., and former Balch partner Joel Gilbert were charged with three counts each of honest services wire fraud and one count...

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