News & Multimedia from 2015

Market Manipulation? Chevron General Counsel Pate Has Some Explaining to Do to the SEC

21 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Poor R. Hewitt Pate. The forum shopping foray by Chevron's General Counsel in Gibraltar to evade the company's $10 billion Ecuador liability seems to have backfired. We understand the desperation: largely under Pate's watch Chevron has spent an estimated $2 billion on 2,000 lawyers and 60 law firms in a largely futile attempt to fend off impoverished villagers who after 11 years of litigation won a historic environmental judgment against the company.     More »

Chevron General Counsel Hew Pate Misleads Financial Markets Over Default Judgment In Ecuador Pollution Case

18 December 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Hit hard by a series of courtroom setbacks related to its $10 billion Ecuador pollution liability, Chevron's top lawyer R. Hewitt Pate is again misleading the financial markets by falsely claiming that a small default judgment the company obtained in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is a major victory against indigenous villagers, according to representatives of the rainforest communities.     More »

The Real Facts About Gibraltar: Chevron's Lies Boosted by Paul Barrett of Businessweek

17 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's illusory $28 million judgment for legal fees against an empty shell investment vehicle owned by Ecuadorian villagers in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is worthless -- despite the attempt by Bloomberg's Paul Barrett to build it up with his incomplete and dishonest reporting.     More »

Media Outlets: Chevron Polluted the Crap Out of Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest

16 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

We have long known that three layers of courts and eight appellate judges in Ecuador unanimously confirmed Chevron's responsibility for causing the extensive oil pollution found in the affected area. Less known is the array of respected journalists who independently have confirmed the evidence against Chevron by observing the damage with the naked eye.     More »

Chevron Using Convicted Felons to Try To Block $9.5 Billion Ecuador Pollution Judgment

7 December 2015 | UDAPT

Toronto, Ontario – With evidence against it in the Ecuador pollution case mounting, Chevron has turned to yet another convicted felon -- former Canadian media titan Conrad Black -- to help it try to block indigenous villagers from enforcing their $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Canada.     More »

Chevron Enlists Convicted Felon Conrad Black to Help Its Defense in Canada

1 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

With evidence against it in the Ecuador pollution case mounting, Chevron has turned to none other than convicted felon and former media titan Conrad Black to help it try to block indigenous villagers from enforcing their environmental judgment in Canada.     More »

Chevron Concedes Errors in Crucial Witness Testimony

1 December 2015 | Courthouse News

"Although Chevron now euphemistically acknowledges that Guerra 'misspoke' during that testimony, Chevron's primary response appears to be that his lengthy history of admitted lies is not a new development because Guerra is a known liar."     More »

Chevron Paying Income Taxes and Salary of Corrupt Witness Who Committed Perjury in Ecuador Case

16 November 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Without public disclosure, Chevron has re-upped its contract to pay $144,000 annually to former Ecuadorian judge Alberto Guerra after he admitted perjuring himself in a federal court during the company's RICO trial. The perjury happened after Chevron lawyers at the outside law firm Gibson Dunn coached Guerra on his false testimony for 53 consecutive days.     More »

Chevron Agrees to Pay Huge Salary and Income Taxes of Key Witness Who Perjured Himself In Ecuador Pollution Case

12 November 2015 | The People of Ecuador V. Chevron

New York, NY – Chevron has quietly renewed its controversial contract to pay a hefty salary to its star witness in the Ecuador pollution case even after he admitted committing perjury on the stand to try to taint the $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the oil giant, according to sworn testimony recently made available to the public.     More »

Chevron's Polluted House of Cards Is Finallly Collapsing

9 November 2015 | KPFT Houston

Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch was interviewed on KPFT Houston's program The Monitor about Chevron's environmental crimes in Ecuador. The interview details how Chevron's entire retaliatory RICO case fell apart with the admission that the company's star witness committed perjury and fabricated his story of a bribe and ghostwritten verdict to get a payoff from Chevron.     More »