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Steven Donziger: 2nd Circuit rules Donziger’s home confinement

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A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that says embattled attorney Steven Donziger must continue his home confinement to ensure he appears at a criminal contempt trial arising from his battles against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Ecuadorian rainforest.

A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a summary order denied the American lawyer’s bid to loosen his pretrial release conditions, including his home confinement which currently stands at about 20 months, in the high-profile criminal contempt case, of which the trial has repeatedly been postponed. The panel said it largely deferred to the conclusion of the lower court that Donziger’s release conditions were “the least restrictive necessary … in light of a risk of flight” to ensure he appears at his May 10 trial in Manhattan federal court.

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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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