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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) Asks Attorney General Merrick Garland for a Federal Probe of Possible Corruption Involving Utilities Tied to Matrix LLC

Posted on the 04 August 2022 by Rogershuler @RogerShuler

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) asks Attorney General Merrick Garland for a federal probe of possible corruption involving utilities tied to Matrix LLC

Kathy Castor


A member of Congress is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate possible corruption connected to Montgomery, AL-based consulting firm Matrix LLC, according to a report from

U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor dispatched a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland yesterday demanding a probe of Alabama Power’s alleged go-to political fixer, Matrix, the obscure political consulting firm engaged in alleged influence peddling and alleged criminal acts.

Citing an article from Wink News, which is based in the Fort Meyers, FL, area, Ban Balch publisher K.B. Forbes reports:

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) said in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday that recent press reports in Florida had “exposed apparent corruption, influence peddling and breaches of the public trust by Florida’s largest electric utility Florida Power & Light and its officers.”

“Numerous public corruption scandals involving electric utilities across the country have resulted in federal public corruption criminal and civil probes, and it appears that such oversight is needed in Florida now,” the letter said.

Her letter comes on the heels of our direct contact with federal investigators about Matrix’s alleged criminal misconduct involving 18 tax-exempt entities and more than $50 million in money laundering.

This might seem like a Florida story, but it has deep roots in Alabama. Writes Forbes:

Although Florida Power & Light has terminated its contracts with entities and individuals tied to the Matrix Meltdown, Alabama Power  allegedly is STILL paying Matrix and Matrix founder “Sloppy Joe” Perkins  more than $2 million a year without the need for invoicing.

Although news reporting has been focused primarily on Florida, reliable sources tell us there are numerous investigative efforts now looking at Alabama and the Three Stooges (Alabama Power, Drummond, and Balch & Bingham).

With ex-Matrix CEO “Jittery Jeff” Pitts’ deposition ready to pry the filthy treasure chest of alleged dirty deeds wide open, the Congresswoman’s letter has caught the perfect wave.

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