A key Chevron witness admitted to lying in a racketeering and fraud suit against attorney Steven Donziger, so the lawyer and his legal team are asking that the federal court judgement be thrown out.
The witness, a former Ecuadorean judge, claimed that lawyers representing residents of the Amazon harmed by the oil company's contamination paid him to ghostwrite a court judgement — but he now says that he lied.
Just released transcripts from an international arbitration proceeding reveal oil contamination at sites supposedly cleaned up by the oil major.
Footage released by an environmental group seems to show workers associated with Chevron finding contaminated soil in areas that it claimed were already clean, illustrating alleged fraudulent activity.
A 20-year fight to make one of the world's largest companies pay to fix the mess it made has come to Canada. And things are about to get messier.