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Kyle Whitmire @WarOnDumb
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BREAKING: EPA regional director Trey Glenn, a Trump appointee, and former AL Environmental Management Commissioner Scott Phillips indicted on Alabama ethics charges related to north Birmingham work. (Thread)…
2. Glenn and Phillips performed work for Balch & Bingham, Drummond Co. fighting EPA cleanup efforts in north Birmingham and Tarrant.
3. Phillips simultaneously served on the Alabama Environmental Management Commission.
4. Glenn was appointed last year by President Trump to lead the EPA’s Southeast region.
5. Both men were indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury. Ethics Commission staff were brought in by the JeffCo DA’s office to lead the investigation.
6. The indictments are the fourth and fifth to come out of the north Birmingham corruption scandal.
7. Previously, state Rep. Oliver Robinson pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. Balch lawyer Joel Gilbert and Drummond vp David Roberson were found guilty of bribery and other corruption charges.…
8. @JohnArchibald on why these indictments are a BFD.…
9. @dennispillion has the backstory Trey Glenn, the EPA official indicted by an Alabama grand jury on ethics charges.
JeffCo Circuit Clerk won't release the indictment until defendants have made their first appearance before the judge.
11. I'm told Joe Espy (one of Alabama's elite defense lawyers) is representing at least one of the defendants. Still trying to confirm.
12. More background from @dennispillion on Scott Phillips, the Alabama environmental management commissioner paid by Balch to help fight the EPA.…
13. Still no word from Joe Espy, although I hear that Espy's firm has been representing both Phillips and Glenn related to the federal corruption case, somebody will now have to make a choice.
14. Here's what @GovernorKayIvey said after Glenn was appointed EPA regional administrator last year.
15. And here is ADEM Dir. Lance LeFluer's comment on Glenn's appointment to regional EPA administrator. Environmental groups have called for LeFleur's statement. (h/t @schwellenbach)
16. Here are the statements supposedly from Glenn and Phillips. They came to us through an employee at the Melton, Espy & Williams firm, but they are "from" the individuals (who sound kinda similar, right?).
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