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Donziger flight risk is only increasing, 2nd Circ. told

Steven Donziger speaks with reporters outside the federal courthouse on April 20, 2015.

Law360 (October 20, 2021, 6:26 PM EDT) — Steven Donziger’s court-appointed prosecutors urged the Second Circuit on Tuesday not to let the Chevron foe out on bail while he appeals his sixth-month prison sentence for contempt, arguing that Donziger is now more of a flight risk than ever.

The prosecution team, led by Rita Glavin of Glavin PLLC, said the appellate court should reject the Oct. 8 bail request lodged by Donziger, the disbarred human rights lawyer convicted in July of disobeying court orders in Chevron’s civil case over a $9 billion oil pollution judgment in Ecuador.

Donziger has been under house arrest since 2019, when Manhattan Judge Loretta Preska said he’s a flight risk due to his previous refusal to comply with court orders and deep ties to Ecuador, a country with “less than a reliable system for extradition.” Judge Preska kept the home confinement order in place at Donziger’s Oct. 1 sentencing hearing.

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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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