If a herd of elephants were to roam loose in Alabama, most news sources could not find them. Probably the biggest story, political story, is the evidence emerging about the Bar Association and the Ethics Executive Director. Only Lagniappe has had the balls to print the facts.
The Attorney General has only covered the backs of the Bar and Ethics, no criminal charges have been filed.
Now a civil lawsuit has been filed, outlining the charges against the Ethics Director. Will this finally wake up the press ? Maybe, however The Ripp Report is going to disseminate the articles and facts for you. If this is not clear evidence of how corrupt Alabama is, what is? No state agency, or our Governor have taken any action. Alabama will remain the most corrupt state and laughing stock of the United States, if such blatant corruption is ignored.
Please read this recently filed lawsuit involving the Executive Director of the Ethics Commission, Tom Albritton, he should be removed from office immediately.
The Ethics Commission didn’t offer a single detail about what laws he’d been found guilty of breaking or how they were broken. Using state payroll data, it’s clear the person known simply as “Employee 1” in the Examiners’ report is McCallum, and he was paid his salary for a couple of months after resigning. He also continued receiving perks for an even longer time. For some reason, about 10 months after his resignation, the State Bar paid him another $37,000.
“The Ethics Commission’s Executive Director, Tom Albritton, has got a pass from the Ethics Commission, Alabama Bar and the Attorney General. The only recourse for any justice is to file a civil suit against Mr Albrittion the trustees and the bank. This is blatant in your face corruption, at the highest level of our state’s government.”
Please, as citizens of Alabama write a letter or e-mail to the Governor. Talk to any of your local politicians and ask them to explain the lack of transparency, accountability or ethics.
Cant polish a turd.
Time to move.
Ripp, we know of the corruption but the politicians cover each other. With the exception of the Lagniappe, the rest of the “press” is weak. No more investigative journalism can be found around here nor just about anywhere else. The media is too bottom line driven and we have lazy journalists. Whenever you want to report the story, the reporters want you to email them a “press release” so they can cut and paste it into a story and not have to think of writing their own reports. It is lazy and shameful.
If anybody who is a “journalist” out there, I dare you to refute my claims – that is if it is not too hard for you.
You said it. The press couldn’t find the pack of elephants because the press is too busy selling ads to Shoe Station. Hey Mobile Prejudice Register – I am referring to YOU.
I walk by your newspaper racks to see what news you deem to fit to print. No, I don’t buy your (cough) “publication. I saw the diamond pattern on 181 and a few failed attempts at you all trying to be reflective on some made up stories. You guys are a joke. To think that at one time this paper was rated the top newspaper in Alabama and is now a bi-weekly tabloid that makes the National Inquirer a better rag.
It is what it is….thats why stupid people reside in this state…its easy…..
Lived in Fairhope 30 plus.
Elections have been rigged for sure. Karin’s first was not.
So much money changes hands in getting building permits.
Karin stopped the gravy. She was our Donald Trump.
Now we are stuck with Pedo Peter.
There is another suit against the Alabama Bar Ethics Divison . They are trying to have the a suit dismissed because they are saying the attorney Tommy Gallon is incompetent. He is the same attorney handling the case you posted about. Where their is smoke there is fire!
Most Alabama folk want a winning Alabama or AU football program and cheap beer and medical marijuana. That’s all that matters Ripp. This is the state you have chose.
Forget about medical marijuana – let’s make it recreational marijuana. And while we are at it, a ban on the Democratic Party
Alabama cannot have nice things. Aliens have already decided.
This site does a good job of exposing corruption. The law enforcement hacks are the problem. They have an internet connection … but no pulse.
We know of the corruption but what can be done about it? We have foxes guard g the henhouse
Mister Ripp what is the population of Fairhope proper? An old geezer and me got into an argument yesterday regarding this.
I told him the official count is 23k.
He laughed and said 40k.
That has to be outside the city. But there are many on the fringe in FH.
Any word on the mega shite? Thx in advance.
Your never going to get rid of corruption in this state because the majority of the citizens don’t care. They only care if the fish are biting. Now if you told them they couldn’t go fishing then the s**t would hit the fan.
law enforcement gets their cut. jack has to pay everyone off to make the bilking scam work. Welcome to hillbilly hell.
Jubilees R done 4evah
The council members who are owned by the developers have destroyed Fairhope. May Hell welcome them for their deeds
It use to be jubilees we’re common. Now they are nonexistent. You can thank the developers posing as Christian conservatives
The only people Jesus rebuked were the hypocrites
I wish the council members would read their Bibles rather than use them as photo props
Yea youre right but you forgot the misers.
Robert Brown stole from fh.
Baykeepees has folded. Too many turds