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Chevron Helps Hire Two Criminal Defense Attorneys In Ecuador Bribery Scheme

Oil Giant Trying to Block Investigation of Its Own Role in Doctoring Videos and Facilitating Misconduct,
Says Amazon Defense Coalition

15 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron has arranged for two prominent criminal defense attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area to represent the men who secretly videotaped a purported bribery scheme in Ecuador, apparently to block an investigation to determine the company's own role in orchestrating the incident to disrupt a trial where Chevron faces a $27 billion liability.     More »

Chevron Fears CRUDE’s Box Office Succes

Chevron’s Board of Directors Urged to Investigate Management’s Role in the Attempted Bribery Scheme
September 15 2009 | Amazon Watch

CRUDE, the new documentary about the $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron opened in New York last week with the highest grossing film per-screen in the US. The film’s success and high profile has provoked increasingly desperate tactics from Chevron, including the release of a purported bribery scandal video in an attempt to confuse the public and delay the legal proceedings in the 16-year trial.     More »

Crude Filmmaker Responds to Chevron’s Attacks on Acclaimed New Documentary

Chevron Becomes More Defensive as theaters fill up for "Crude"
11 September 2009

In the September 9 Reuters news story “Is Chevron Scared of ‘Crude’ The Movie?”, Chevron spokesperson Kent Robertson criticizes the award-winning new film Crude on the day of its theatrical premiere, calling it “long on emotion and short on facts.” Crude director Joe Berlinger responds to the allegations:     More »

American Businessman Wayne Hansen Has Ties to Chevron in Bribery Scheme, Investigation Finds

New Information Contradicts Earlier Claim by Oil Giant As Questions Grow About Chevron's Own Role
9 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – Three leading female environmental and human rights advocates – Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Trudie Styler, co-founder of the Rainforest Foundation with husband Sting, and Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights – have issued independent calls for Chevron to clean up the company's Ecuador environmental disaster on the eve of a court judgment where the oil giant faces a potential $27 billion liability.     More »

LA Times Editorial Calls For Investigation Into Chevron’s Release Of Its “Sting” Videotapes

September 7 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In an editorial this Saturday, the Los Angeles Times called for an investigation into Chevron’s production and release of its "sting" videotapes that seek to derail a $27 billion lawsuit brought against the company for oil contamination in the Ecuadorian rainforest.     More »

Statement from Amazon Defense Coalition Regarding Judge Recusal

From Steven Donziger on behalf of the Amazon communities
4 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Statement of Amazon Defense Coalition on the recusal of Judge Nuñez in order for legal proceedings to continue uninterrupted in the $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador     More »

Major Flaws Emerge In Chevron Bribery Story

New Scrutiny of Chevron's Own Conduct In Possible "Dirty Tricks" Operation. Oil Giant Hiding Witnesses; DOJ Pressed to Investigate Role of Chevron Legal Team;
Company Refusing to Turn Over Evidence

3 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Significant flaws are emerging in Chevron's version of events surrounding a purported Ecuador bribery scandal where company officials are trying to taint a long-running trial involving a potential $27 billion liability, representatives of the Amazon indigenous communities said today.     More »

Chevron Accused of Nixon-Style Dirty Tricks Operation In Ecuador

Chevron’s Video Transcripts Raise Questions About Oil Giant’s Misconduct to Delay $27 billion Environmental Trial In Ecuador. Department of Justice Asked to Focus on Chevron
1 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In a maneuver reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s infamous “dirty tricks” operations, Chevron has posted a series of grainy videos on YouTube in an attempt to corrupt the trial proceedings where the company faces a $27 billion liability for environmental damage, representatives of the indigenous communities in Ecuador charged Tuesday.      More »

Statement of Amazon Defense Coalition Over Allegations by Chevron in $27B Ecuador Environmental Case

31 August 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – Statement from Karen Hinton, spokeswoman from Amazon Defense Coalition.     More »

Corporation Responsible for Worst Oil-Related Disaster on Earth Sponsors Nonprofits Conference

Chevron Continues PR Campaign to Mask Human Rights Abuses in Ecuador
27 August 2009 | Amazon Watch

San Francisco – Chevron, a company facing widespread criticism by many Bay Area organizations for human rights abuses and environmental destruction, is the primary sponsor of CompassPoint's "Nonprofit Day".      More »