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9/3/09 – Chevron case shows depth of corruption

“Chevron case shows depth of corruption
South Florida, September 2, 2009

“On Monday, Chevron, an American oil company fighting an environmental liability oil suit in Ecuador, placed on the Internet a video recording of an alleged $3 million bribery scheme. The plan implicated the judge presiding over the environmental lawsuit currently pending against the company, as well as individuals who identified themselves as representatives of the Ecuadorean government.

The videos recorded meetings with a representative of Ecuador’s ruling political party, Alianza PAIS. In it, Judge Juán Núñez reportedly confirms that he will rule against Chevron and that appeals by the energy company will be denied.”
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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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