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Steven Donziger: Prosecutors Say Contempt Case Isn’t ‘Vindictive’

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Special prosecutors pursuing criminal contempt charges against Steven Donziger urged a New York federal judge Tuesday not to toss the case, arguing the disbarred attorney’s allegations of a “vindictive” prosecution and judicial bias have already been rejected by the court.

Donziger, who faces trial on May 10 on charges of disobeying U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan’s court orders in a civil dispute with Chevron over a $9 billion Ecuador environmental judgment, had told U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska on April 12 that he’s a victim of “vindictive and selective prosecution” orchestrated by judges and prosecutors all biased in favor of Chevron.

But the prosecutors, Rita Glavin and Sareen Armani of Glavin PLLC and Brian Maloney of Seward & Kissel LLP, said Donziger has already tried and failed to allege bias, citing Judge Preska’s May 2020 refusal to toss or disqualify anyone from the case.

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



#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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