Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit News

Steven Donziger is Guilty “Beyond Dispute” Says U.S. District Prosecutor in Chevron Ecuador case

Steven-Donzinger
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)

The special prosecutor tapped to bring criminal contempt charges against disbarred human rights lawyer Steven Donziger said evidence at trial clearly shows he flouted court orders, as both sides submitted their final arguments to a Manhattan federal judge.

Following a five-day bench trial that wrapped on May 17, Donziger and private prosecutor Rita Glavin presented competing judgment proposals to U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska. In briefs filed Tuesday and Wednesday, they sparred over whether Donziger should be convicted of a misdemeanor for disobeying court orders during a civil racketeering case challenging Chevron’s 2011 multibillion-dollar Ecuadorian court loss over oil pollution.

To read the full story on Law 360, click here.

Archives

You May Also Like

Chevron Ecuador Blog Posts

1. Steven Donziger Is an Adjudicated Racketeer. The U.S. District...

News & Updates

Disbarred lawyer Steven Donziger likes to present himself to the...

News & Updates

A dishonest campaign is underway to rehabilitate disbarred lawyer Steven...

News & Updates

A Dutch appellate court has rejected Ecuador’s attempt to set...