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Entries in Ecuador (23)

Thursday
Aug112016

Second Circuit upholds RICO award against Donziger in Chevron litigation

A U.S. appeals court affirmed a RICO judgment against American attorney Steven Donziger after he sued Chevron in Ecuador on behalf of indigenous tribes, claiming they were harmed by decades of environmental pollution.

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Monday
Dec212015

Chevron awarded $28 million in Ecuador legal battle

Chevron scored another victory Wednesday in an ongoing legal battle tied to 20-year pollution case in Ecuador.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

FinCEN updates AML/CFT counter-measures and enhanced due diligence list

Roger Wilkins AO (Australia) FATF President 2014-2015The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network sets risk-based compliance obligations of U.S. financial institutions. FinCEN directs counter-measures against the countries with the highest risk and enhanced due diligence against others.

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Tuesday
Dec092014

The University of Richmond Annual Corruption Issue, Part II: Chevron, Ecuador, and the Crooked Path to Foreign Justice

The University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law & Business is proud to announce its annual Corruption Issue.  In this series of posts, each co-authored by a UR law student and Professor Andy Spalding, we’ll introduce this year’s articles and invite submissions for next year’s issue.

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Thursday
May082014

Patton Boggs pays $15 million to settle Chevron claims

D.C. law firm Patton Boggs agreed Wednesday to pay Chevron $15 million to settle allegations that it helped cover up fraudulent evidence in an Ecuador pollution suit against the oil and gas company.

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Wednesday
May072014

SEC probes Key Energy Russia ops

Key Energy Services, Inc. disclosed in a securities filing Tuesday that the SEC is investigating potential FCPA violations by the company in Russia.

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Wednesday
May072014

Chevron suit against Patton Boggs can go ahead, judge says

A federal judge last week struck down Patton Bogg's claims of bad faith against Chevron but let stand counter claims alleging the D.C. law firm joined a fraud and cover up related to a $9.5 billion pollution award in Ecuador, Petro Global News said.

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Friday
Mar212014

After RICO trial win, Chevron demands $32 million from plaintiffs lawyer Donziger for attorneys fees

Chevron Corporation asked a federal court Tuesday to award it $32 million for attorneys fees it incurred during a successful fraud and racketeering trial against U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

Judgment against Chevron in Ecuador tainted by bribery

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York said he found "clear and convincing evidence" that a two-decade legal effort to punish Chevron for polluting the Ecuadorean rain forest was tainted by corruption.

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Thursday
Feb202014

Financial Action Task Force: These nations have AML deficiencies 

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism controls in a public statement last Friday.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

Germany's Bilfinger in $32 million settlement for Nigeria bribes

Mannheim, Germany-based Bilfinger SE, an engineering and services company in the energy sector, agreed to pay a $32 million penalty to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing government officials in Nigeria.

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Monday
May062013

Novak jailed in Willbros case

A former consultant for pipeline contractor Willbros International Inc. was sentenced Friday for his role in a scheme to pay more than $6 million in bribes to government and political party officials in Nigeria.

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