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In the News – Ecuadorian Judge Involved in $19 Billion Case Admits Receiving Bribes

Date: Oct 25, 2013

Guerra took to the stand on Wednesday to confess that he was paid thousands of dollars in bribes by the plaintiff’s lawyers in order to rule in their favour. He also stated that another judge, Nicolas Zambrano, responsible for actually issuing the $19 billion judgement, was promised $500,000 from the damages paid.

Guerra said that he was often bribed via deposits made into his bank account, or through envelopes filled with notes. Zambrano has denied all allegations that he accepted bribes from the plaintiffs.

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