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Steven Donziger Shows He’s No Michael Milken in Chevron Ecuador Fraud

Imagine what would happen to a US lawyer who bribes a foreign judge to obtain a multi-billion dollar award against an American company. One would expect this lawyer to lose his law license and maybe even spend time behind bars. Perhaps the ex-lawyer might repent and devote the remainder of his life to charitable causes, as Michael Milken has done.

But Steven Donziger, whom (as this column has exhaustively detailed) a United States federal court found to have bribed an Ecuadorean judge and ghost-written his $9.5 billion ruling against Chevron Corp. in the infamous Lago Agrio pollution case, is no Michael Milken.

Donziger’s license to practice of law has been revoked in New York, his home state. Though he has surrendered his U.S. passport pending his current trial for criminal contempt of court, he is still considered a flight risk and has been confined to his residence for almost two years while the criminal case against him proceeds (slowly, largely because of Donziger’s own dilatory efforts).

To read the full story on Forbes, 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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