BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - In a WBRC Exclusive, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Alabama confirms they will announce new charges in a public corruption case Thursday in a noon press conference in Birmingham.
Separately, in a statement released late Wednesday, Joel Gilbert, a partner at Balch & Bingham law firm announced he expects to be indicted tomorrow by the U.S. Attorney's office for what he calls "routine legal services he provided his client Drummond Coal Company."
Former State Rep. Oliver Robinson pleaded guilty in early September to 7 counts of corruption related to his work to discourage north Birmingham residents from supporting an expansion of the EPA Superfund site there. Robinson admitted to federal prosecutors he accepted bribes from Drummond Coal to oppose the superfund site expansion.
Gilbert's attorney Jack Sharman said in his statement Wednesday: