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Bloomberg Businessweek – A Sammy the Bull Moment in Chevron’s $19 Billion Pollution Case

Date: Oct 28, 2013

Guerra, meanwhile, has admitted that he viewed his career on the Ecuadorian bench in the 1990s and 2000s as an opportunity to harvest illegal payments to fix cases. “While I was a judge, the payment of bribes to judges in exchange for a desired result was commonplace,” he said in a sworn written declaration accompanying his live testimony. ”And as a judge, I occasionally accepted bribes from litigants in exchange for issuing favorable rulings.” He also admitted that as a practicing lawyer, he paid bribes to help his clients.