11th Circ. Upholds Convictions Of Ex-Balch Partner, Coal Exec

Law360 (May 28, 2021, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit upheld the bribery convictions of a coal company executive and a former Balch & Bingham environmental partner, saying it found no reason to disturb jury findings that the two paid an Alabama legislator to help dodge Superfund cleanup liability.

In a published opinion Thursday, a unanimous Eleventh Circuit panel shut down a bid from David Roberson, ex-vice president for government and regulatory affairs at Drummond Co. Inc., and former Balch partner Joel Gilbert to overturn their bribery convictions. The panel disagreed with Roberson and Gilbert's arguments that paying former Alabama legislator Oliver Robinson for his advice in helping fight...

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