Ex-Judge Claims Chevron Floated $1M Bribe After $19B Award

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- A former Ecuadorean judge whom Chevron Corp. has accused of passing off a ghostwritten $19 billion pollution judgment as his own testified Thursday in the company's New York racketeering trial that the oil giant tried to offer him a $1 million dollar bribe in the months after the decision was entered.

In his third and final day on the witness stand, Nicholas Zambrano claimed he was approached with the alleged offer by another former Ecuadorean judge, Alberto Guerra, after issuing the unprecedented award in 2011. Guerra...
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