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28 Jan 2013

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Chevron

Former Ecuadorian Judge Admits Role in Orchestrating Fraudulent Judgment Against Chevron

A former Ecuadorian judge has acknowledged his direct involvement in orchestrating a fraudulent judgment against Chevron Corp… in the environmental trial against the company in… Ecuador. In a sworn declaration… Alberto Guerra, who presided over the case when it was first filed in 2003, reveals that he was paid thousands of dollars by the plaintiffs’ lawyers and a subsequent judge…for illegally ghostwriting judicial orders…and steering the case in the plaintiffs’ favour... Guerra’s declaration, which is corroborated by computer, bank, and shipping records, as well as the plaintiffs’ lawyers’ own internal e-mails, provides a direct account of corruption that has tainted the trial for years… In exchange for collecting and turning over hard evidence corroborating his account… Guerra received a total of $38,000 from Chevron, but…has “not...received any money or compensation in exchange for signing this sworn declaration.”

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