For more information on this case, check out the nation article. This is a lawyer that the Justice Department would not bring charges against, so a jude hired a private law firm associated with Chevron, to bring criminal charges against him, because he would not release his attorney privilege information to the judge, and while it was being appealed, (which he won), the just had him arrested and criminally charged and he has been on house arrest for over 600 days, disbarred, froze his bank accounts, all because he went up against Chevron and won along with other lawyers. This is the most illegal case I have ever heard of. Now the Greenpeace and others have sent a letter to Merrick Garland to investigate this case. They want this to stay quiet as this is the only way they can win.
A Manhattan federal judge has rejected Chevron foe Steven Donzigers request for a livestream of his upcoming criminal contempt trial, saying Tuesday that federal rules wont allow it.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska denied Donzigers bid for a video or audio stream to allow what the disbarred attorney predicted would have been hundreds or thousands of people from all over the world to follow the proceedings beginning May 10. Donziger faces misdemeanor charges arising from an underlying civil suit brought by Chevron over his $9 billion win against the oil giant in Ecuador for alleged environmental abuses.
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