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Ecuador Dismisses Chevron Judges For Misconduct

Date: Mar 9, 2012

Two judges who handled the $18.2 billion environment lawsuit against Chevron Corp. (CVX) in Ecuador were dismissed by the board of the country’s Judicial Council, accused of improperly freeing an alleged drug trafficker.

According to a Feb. 29 disciplinary file reviewed on Thursday by Dow Jones Newswires, judges Nicolas Zambrano and Leonardo Ordonez, of the Provincial Court of Sucumbios, improperly freed an alleged drug trafficker. The suspect was charged with possession of half a ton of cocaine.

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