Ecuadorian Indigenous Groups Plan Fast Trial in Canada to Hold Chevron Accountable for Fraud and Corruption in Pollution Case

Toronto, Canada – Seven years after launching an asset seizure action against Chevron in Canada, Ecuadorian Indigenous and farmer communities issued a strongly worded statement today vowing to proceed “immediately and with dispatch” to a trial already backed by Canada’s Supreme Court that they believe will force the oil giant to comply with a landmark $12 billion pollution judgment validated by four layers of courts in Ecuador.

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Prominent Anti-Corruption Group Calls for DOJ to Investigate Chevron on Allegations That It Used Bribery and Fraud in Ecuador Litigation

London, UK – Global Witness, a prominent international anti-corruption organization, is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Chevron and its law firm Gibson Dunn based on public documents that suggest the company used witness bribery and fraud to avoid complying with a $12b pollution judgment awarded in 2013 to Indigenous groups in Ecuador. Chevron was found liable by four layers of courts in Ecuador for deliberately dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste when it operated in the country from 1964 to 1992.

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Amazon Leaders Condemn Chevron and Ecuador Government for Setting Up "Pathetic" Clean-Up Fund to Cover Costs of $12b Environmental Disaster

Quito , Ecuador - Leaders of Ecuador’s Amazon communities this week blasted Chevron and their own government for setting up a paltry clean-up fund of only $10 million to cover massive costs to remediate the oil company’s environmental disaster that various courts have determined will run at least $12 billion and maybe much higher.

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Chevron and U.S. Law Firm Gibson Dunn Face Possible DOJ Probe Over Witness Bribery and Fraud in Pollution Case

NEW YORK, NY - Chevron and its U.S. law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher are facing new allegations the company engaged in witness bribery and obstruction of justice in the U.S. to thwart collection of a $12 billion Ecuador pollution judgment that found the oil giant had deliberately dumped billions of gallons of toxic oil waste onto Indigenous ancestral lands.

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In Federal Appeal, Donziger Seeks Reversal of Chevron's Latest Subpoena "Assault" on Indigenous Peoples

NEW YORK, NY - Human rights advocate Steven Donziger this week asked a federal appellate court to reverse the latest attempt by Chevron to try to attack Ecuadorian villagers who are enforcing their landmark $12 billion pollution judgment by issuing a slew of subpoenas to U.S. supporters of those who held the oil giant accountable for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste onto their traditional lands. 

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Donziger Wins Right for Public to Attend Bar Hearing Where He Plans to Challenge Kaplan RICO Findings

NEW YORK, NY - Prominent New York corporate accountability advocate Steven Donziger this week won the right to open his bar disciplinary hearing to the public after international human rights groups expressed concern about what they call a “systematic denial of due process” to the former attorney who helped win a historic $12 billion pollution judgment against Chevron.

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New York Bar Trying to Block Donziger from Presenting Evidence of Chevron Fraud and Witness Bribery in Secret Licensing Hearing

NEW YORK, NY - Lawyers from the New York bar grievance committee are seeking an extraordinary court order to block U.S. human rights attorney Steven Donziger from presenting explosive evidence of Chevron’s fraud and witness bribery that he says was relied on to illegally suspend his law license without a hearing after helping Ecuadorian Indigenous groups win a landmark $12 billion pollution judgment.

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