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Donziger Still A Flight Risk, Judge-Appointed Prosecutor Says- Law360

The lawyer of Ecuadorean people affected by Texaco-Chevron --who have long sought compensation for pollution between the 1970s and early 1990s-- Steven Donziger, speaks during a press conference on March 19, 2014 in Quito. Earlier this month, a US judge upheld Chevron's allegations that an Ecuadoran court decision ordering it to pay $9.5 billion for oil pollution in the Amazon jungle was fraudulently obtained. Donziger announced they will appeal against this decision. AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Embattled attorney Steve Donziger remains a flight risk and shouldn’t get his home confinement restrictions loosened as he faces contempt charges, a court-appointed prosecutor told a New York federal court in recent days.

The prosecutor, Rita Glavin of Seward & Kissel LLP, said Donziger is still stonewalling a March court order that underlies one of the criminal charges he’s facing and is thus in “willful” violation of federal law and the conditions of his pretrial release.

And despite his counsel’s promises that Donziger has a long list of people willing to co-sign his current $800,000 bond, none of the circumstances that led the court to restrict him to his Manhattan apartment under electronic monitoring have changed.

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