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"Yes, I Lied": Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury

"Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch
27 October 2015 | Common Dreams

In what is being called "a dramatic turn" in a protracted legal battle, documents publicized Monday reveal that the star witness in a case pitting rainforest villagers against a multinational oil giant has admitted to lying under oath in an effort to help Chevron avoid paying a $9.5 billion judgment for deliberate pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon.     Read more...

New Evidence Shows Chevron Witness Lied In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit

26 October 2015 | CorpWatch Blog

A key witness has admitted under oath that he lied on behalf of Chevron, the California oil multinational, when the company sued to overturn a $9.5 billion verdict for pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon.     Read more...

Ecuadorean Judge Backflips on Explosive Testimony for Chevron

26 October 2015 | Courthouse News

During secret proceedings in Washington, a key witness in undermining the $9.5 billion judgment Chevron faces in Ecuador repudiated much of his explosive testimony, transcripts made public today show.     Read more...

Chevron's Star Witness in Retaliatory RICO Case Recants Accusations Against Ecuadorians and Their Counsel

Chevron's Star Witness in Retaliatory RICO Case Recants Accusations Against Ecuadorians and Their Counsel

Newly released transcripts reveal stunning admission under oath, leave Chevron case in shambles as communities move closer to seizing company assets in Canada
26 October 2015 | Amazon Watch

Quito, Ecuador – In a dramatic turn in the 22 year-old legal effort by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to hold Chevron Corporation to account for massive on-going environmental contamination in the Amazon, the key witness in Chevron's counter-suit has admitted under oath to making up accusations of bribery and ghostwriting.     Read more...

Chevron's Star Witness Admits to Lying in the Amazon Pollution Case

26 October 2015 | VICE News

In testimony given before the international tribunal, Guerra has now admitted that there is no evidence to corroborate allegations of a bribe or a ghostwritten judgment, and that large parts of his sworn testimony were exaggerated and, in other cases, simply not true.     Read more...

Ecuador Villagers Ask Canada Court to Speed Up Action Seizing Chevron Assets as Pollution Battle Heats Up

22 October 2015 | UDAPT

Toronto, ON – Empowered by a new favorable Supreme Court decision, indigenous villagers from Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest have filed legal papers asking a Canadian trial court to accelerate an action to seize assets from Chevron to satisfy their $9.5 billion environmental judgment.     Read more...

Hague Tribunal Paid Secret Visits to Amazon Oil Pits

20 October 2015 | Courthouse News

As the Amazon rainforest transitioned to its dry season, three international arbitrators investigating how Ecuadorean courts handled multibillion-dollar environmental litigation against Chevron sojourned into the oil-contaminated jungle.     Read more...

Chevron's Academic Corruption Over Ecuador Pollution Spreads to NYU School of Law

20 October 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's recruitment of academics to promote the oil giant's increasingly hapless attempts to defend its Ecuador pollution disaster appears to have compromised the ethics of two more professors at a prominent institution of higher learning. This time, the credibility blow handed out by Chevron is being suffered by New York University.     Read more...

Ricardo Reis Veiga: Architect of Chevron's Fraud In Ecuador

9 October 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron CEO John Watson is the one person ultimately responsible for his company's refusal to abide by the rule of law and pay a $9.5 billion judgment for toxic dumping on in Ecuador's rainforest. But we cannot forget that another high-level Chevron executive currently in Watson's employ –Ricardo Reis Veiga – did much of Chevron's corrupt "dirty work" in the South American nation and deserves to be held accountable for his leading role in the misconduct.     Read more...

Villagers Threaten New Lawsuit Against Chevron In U.S. Courts; Order Company to Cease Destruction of Documents

5 October 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Indigenous villagers and their lawyers have ordered Chevron to cease the destruction of all documents related to oil contamination in Ecuador's rainforest in light of compelling new evidence the company presented false witness testimony and committed multiple legal violations in its campaign to evade a $9.5 billion environmental liability.     Read more...