Ex-Judge Says He Took Bribes In $19B Chevron Enviro Case
By Gavin Broady
Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 2:15 PM ET) -- A former Ecuadorean judge on Monday admitted that he was bribed by a group of indigenous plaintiffs and their lawyers to influence a $19.2 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. that is at the heart of the company's New York racketeering suit.
In a sworn declaration filed in New York federal court, Alberto Guerra claims he and another judge were paid thousands by attorney Steven Donziger and others in exchange for steering the suit in their favor. Chevron has accused Donziger and other representatives of the...