Disgraced Ex-Birmingham Lawmaker Ends Testimony

posted by Jim Faherty -

A disgraced former lawmaker Thursday wrapped up two days of testimony at a corruption trial in Birmingham federal court.  Oliver Robinson took the witness stand to testify against the men accused of bribing him.    Prosecutors say a Drummond coal company executive bribed the Democrat through two Balch and Bingham lawyers, as part of an alleged scheme to get  Robinson to oppose the expansion of a pollution cleanup in his district.   Robinson, who has pleaded guilty, admitting lying to his wife during the commission of his crimes, and selling out his community.

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