A tax cut for Christmas

December 22, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

This Christmas, the American people received a gift that isn’t found underneath the tree but will be found in your pocketbook and paychecks over the coming years. I’m talking about passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The ultimate goal is to grow the American economy and put more money in your pockets. I firmly believe the money is better off in the hands of the American people instead of in the coffers of a bloated federal government.

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Bank robber sentenced to 7 and a half years in federal prison

October 9, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. announced that a federal judge has sentenced a Birmingham man to more than seven years in prison for three bank robberies in 2014.

Patrick Dexter Jones, age 49, pleaded guilty to the three bank robberies before U.S. District Court Judge Madeline H. Haikala. Jones admitted to robbing a Regions Bank branch on Inverness Center Drive in Hoover on Jan. 9, 2014, a BBVA Compass Bank branch on Shades Creek Parkway in Homewood on Jan. 21, 2014, and a Wells Fargo branch on Sixth Avenue South in Birmingham on Feb. 14, 2014. In the first two robberies, Jones presented notes demanding money. In the third, Jones presented two plastic bags and instructed the teller to put cash in the bags, according to his plea.

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Senator’s Fiancée Represented in Lawsuit By His Consultant

February 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Sen. Tom Whatley’s (R-Auburn) fiancée, Lindsey Waits, is involved in a lawsuit with Wells Fargo over a property dispute that involves the Tuscaloosa home she leased in 2012. Waits is represented by a Fairhope-based attorney, who Whatley lists as a consultant on his campaign finance report.


Waits is being represented by attorney Darrell Wayne Grimsley, Jr., who began working on her case in April 2014.
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