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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:33 AM

Former Ecuador judge on Chevron case says plaintiffs bribed court

A former Ecuadorean judge has claimed that after stepping down from the bench, he illegally ghostwrote a judgment in which Chevron was ordered to pay $18.2 billion (11.5 billion pounds) for polluting the rain forest, and that the plaintiffs paid a $500,000 bribe to the judge who issued the ruling.

Alberto Guerra, who presided over the case from 2003 to 2004, made the allegations in a sworn statement filed by Chevron on Monday in support of a lawsuit in Manhattan federal district court accusing the Ecuadorean plaintiffs and their lawyers of fraud.

"Another participant in the fraud has now come forward rather than wait to be exposed by others," Hewitt Pate, Chevron vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.

Karen Hinton, a spokeswoman for the plaintiffs, in a statement called Guerra a "disgraced former Ecuadorean judge who is being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by Chevron to make false allegations about the Ecuador trial court judgment."

More at: http://news.yahoo.com/former-ecuador-judge-chevron-case-says-plaintiffs-bribed-025841619--finance.html

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Reply Former Ecuador judge on Chevron case says plaintiffs bribed court (Original post)
Zorro Jan 2013 OP
Downwinder Jan 2013 #1
newfie11 Jan 2013 #2
drdtroit Jan 2013 #3
Peace Patriot Jan 2013 #4
Zorro Jan 2013 #5

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:49 AM

1. Chevron's choice of Courts.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:45 AM

2. All oil companies are crooks

Money buys anything they want including judges

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:18 AM

3. And how much did Chevron pay for THAT statement?

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:48 PM

4. I agree with the skeptics above. Chevron is the dirty player here....

...not the thousands of Indigenous tribespeople whose lives Chevron destroyed. And Chevron will stop at nothing to slander and ruin the second Ecuadoran judge in the case, the one who ruled against them.

I'm reminded of my "rule of thumb" for Bushwhacks: Whatever they say, the opposite is true; and whatever crimes they accuse others of committing, they have committed or are planning to commit. This "rule of thumb" helped me untangle many Bushwhack lies and crimes. It is applicable to the scum from which they crawled into power over our government and our military: transglobal corporate oil monsters.

So, applying my "rule of thumb": Chevron is the one guilty of bribery. And I'm sure time will bear this out. The filthy scum, bloated with money and power, who are running Chevron, will be exposed. They are irredeemable liars.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:35 PM

5. Chevron has been hoisted on its own petard

They were the ones that requested the change of venue to Ecuador, no doubt thinking they could minimize their losses by bribing the judge. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for justice to be served that way throughout many countries in South America. But I have little doubt that the plaintiffs also bribed the judge for a favorable ruling.

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