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February 26, 2015

Insiders Continue to Abandon Fraud Scheme Against Chevron

Chevron’s settlement agreement with James Russell DeLeon, the principal financial backer of the fraudulent case against Chevron in Ecuador, marks the 19th ally of Steven Donziger, the lawyer behind the lawsuit against the company, to abandon his scheme. Read more>>

February 15, 2015
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Principal Financial Backer of Fraudulent Ecuador Litigation Withdraws Support, Settles with Chevron

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) has reached a settlement agreement with James Russell DeLeon, the principal funder of the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador. Chevron brought claims against DeLeon in Gibraltar, where DeLeon maintains a residence, for his role in funding and advancing the fraudulent lawsuit. In the settlement, DeLeon has resolved those claims by withdrawing financial support from the Ecuador litigation and assigning his interests in the litigation to Chevron. Chevron, in turn, has agreed to release all claims against DeLeon. Read more>>

January 13, 2015

Chevron Ecuador: Hypocrisy By The Numbers

In September 2013, Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa announced with great fanfare a new campaign against Chevron, dubbed “The Dirty Hand …

December 17, 2014

2014: A Very Bad Year for Fraud

2014 was a critical year in the undoing of the fraudulent case against Chevron in Ecuador. The year saw a momentous verdict in the RICO case against Steven Donziger and his allies, the withdrawal of a leading law firm, a continued intimidation campaign by Donziger and his team and evidence of phony PR campaigns funded by the government of Ecuador. Read more>>


October 31, 2014

Under Pressure: How Steven Donziger uses pressure, intimidation and humiliation to silence his critics

In outtakes from the movie Crude, Steven Donziger, the U.S. lawyer behind the lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, was caught on tape saying: “The only language, I believe this judge is gonna understand is one of pressure, intimidation and humiliation.” It is evident that Donziger and his team have extended these tactics to include anyone who dissents or seeks to reveal the truth about his fraudulent, extortion scheme against Chevron. Read more>>

October 9, 2014

Amicus briefs filed by business leaders, scholars, human rights experts and legal experts in support of Chevron

On October 8, a broad and diverse collection of organizations and legal experts filed Amicus briefs in support of Chevron’s …

September 29, 2014
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Smear, Inc: After Years of Smearing Chevron, Donziger and Team Take Aim at Judges and Journalists

For over two decades Steven Donziger and co-conspirators have operated a smear campaign against Chevron – and anyone who would not do their bidding – in an attempt to pressure the company into a settlement. Despite being found to have committed bribery, extortion, obstruction of justice and witness tampering in March, in what U.S. Federal District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan called “egregious fraud” against Chevron, Mr. Donziger and his allies have expanded their smear campaign to include judges and journalists. Read more>>

September 22, 2014

Ecuador Pays Celebs Big Bucks to Endorse Their Fraudulent Cause

Ecuador has been eager to improve its image lately. From international condemnation for cracking down on a free press to criticisms over human rights and rule of law, the country could use a good PR firm. Rather than addressing those pressing issues, however, Ecuador hired Brooklyn-based MCSquared for $6.4 million to stage anti-Chevron stunts, including paying celebrities to endorse their fraudulent campaign against the company.
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September 12, 2014

Doubling Down on Science Fiction

Those behind the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador continue to post false claims and shrill personal attacks against all who disagree with them.

In their latest attempt to rewrite history, lead plaintiffs’ attorney Steven Donziger and his associates are trying to claim they have legitimate science on their side, despite a March 4, 2014 federal court ruling, which found they violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act by committing fraud, bribery, extortion and other illegalities in procuring a judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.

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September 4, 2014

Donziger’s Attempt to Revise History Goes Awry

Steven Donziger and his team are desperately trying to rewrite the history of his long-running fraudulent scheme against Chevron in Ecuador. They found a willing partner in Rolling Stone, which published a story last week written almost exclusively from Donziger’s point of view. Read more >>

July 22, 2014

New Ploy in the Fraud Against Chevron: AstroTweeting

You’ve heard of AstroTurfing.  Now, say hello to AstroTweeting.  New evidence has emerged that shows people are being paid to tweet anti-Chevron slogans and hashtags. Read more >>