The secret buying of an Alabama politicianRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 30 2018 3:22 PM
This article is from AL.com concerning the on going bribery case in Federal Court in Jefferson County.
Similar to Robinson's letters, former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange sent letters to the EPA opposing their cleanup plans in north Birmingham.
But Strange made a mistake when he sent the letters to the EPA on his letterhead. He forgot to erase the document tracking numbers at the bottoms of those pages -- numbers used by Balch & Bingham to keep track of its work product.
Strange sent two letters to the EPA. Less than a week before he sent the first, Drummond Co. contributed $25,000 to his 2014 reelection campaign. About a month after the second letter in January 2015, Drummond contributed another $25,000 to Strange's campaign, even though it was after the election and Strange didn't need the money to pay off campaign debt.