$9.5Bln Dollar ‘Robin Hood’ Judgment Against Chevron Corrupt – US Judge – 5 March 2014

RT logoA $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador was obtained by corrupt means, a US judge has ruled, blocking American courts from being used to collect on the historic settlement.

“Justice is not served by inflicting injustice. The ends do not justify the means,” wrote US District Judge Lewis Kaplan.

Kaplan said he found “clear and convincing evidence” that attorney Steven Donziger, whose legal team represented the plaintiffs in the Lago Agrio case, had used bribery, fraud and extortion in pursuit of an $18 billion judgment against the oil company.

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