Oil Trader's Atty Says No Plea Talks Yet In Ecuador Bribe Rap

By Pete Brush (October 2, 2020, 7:26 PM EDT) -- A Texas oil trader pled not guilty Friday in Brooklyn federal court to charges that he paid $870,000 in bribes from his former firm, Vitol Group, to former Ecuadorian officials in exchange for business including a $300 million fuel contract — and his lawyer shook off a prosecutor's overture to begin plea talks....

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