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Who took action to make sure the photos would vanish from badpuppy.com. One of our sources, a former Alabama law-enforcement official, said it probably was an attorney from the Montgomery law firm Capell Howard.
That firm is known for providing Karl Rove's base of operations when "Bush's Brain" visits Alabama. It also once was home to George Beck, the attorney who allowed federal prosecutors to browbeat his client, Nick Bailey, into providing false testimony against former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. Beck went on to become U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama under Barack Obama, a period when the Montgomery area was awash in corruption -- which Beck largely ignored.
For good measure, Capell Howard is home to Christopher Weller, whom sources say is Bill Pryor's personal attorney.
As for Pryor and the gay-porn photographs, our source points specifically to Richard Allen, a Capell Howard lawyer who once was commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections. Allen, our source says, is the man to whom Pryor turns when a problem needs to be solved -- and badpuppy.com definitely presented a problem to be solved, quickly.
We now know that Richard Allen is Bill Pryor's fixer, and Allen has a history with the Alabama prison system, and the punishment chosen for me was to be thrown in jail . . . well, we can't help but wonder if Allen was behind my false arrest and imprisonment (a kidnapping, really, because no warrant ever has surfaced)
Richard Allen's possible ties to my incarceration will be an in-depth subject for another day. For now, here's what our source says about Allen's likely intervention with badpuppy.com: (Video of the interview is embedded at the end of this post.)
Richard Allen likely handled that, from Capell Howard. They have been very heavy backroom hitter in Republican politics for a very long time. They are an old, wealthy law firm. They were responsible for the confirmation of federal judge Myron Thompson. One of their number was president of Alabama bar when he was appointed; they spent some money on that appointment. As to Pryor, his handler while he was in office was of Capell Howard. . . . One of their partners (Richard Allen) went to be deputy AG with Pryor. . . . We had a file on him. He left as managing partner of Capell Howard to go to the AG's office.
That Allen would make such a move, plus his actions while in the AG's office with Pryor, was highly suspicious, our source says:
Allen had himself placed in charge of the branch of AG's office that manages corporate affairs and licensing. We ran a clock on him. When he got to the office, there was a whole floor of analysts that would analyze corporations for statutes. The Public Service Commission is what he ran. Two years later, there were two analysts -- the rest had been fired.
The ones represented by Capell Howard, which became a large number of them . . . Richard earned his money there.
I had a friend in the (Capell Howard) firm, and he told me Richard Allen was making $300,000 a year as managing partner, and needless to say, the AG's office couldn't pay him that. There had to be a reason for him to go. The only thing we could find that would compute was the number of Capell Howard clients that sought representation with the Public Service Commission. . . .
Did Richard Allen, with Bill Pryor's assistance, set up a scam in the AG's office to benefit the Capell Howard law firm? Our source saw quite a bit of evidence that pointed in that direction.