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Why Did Chevron Pay Its “Dirty Tricks Guy” $2.2 Million?

26 January 2012

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Why Did Chevron Pay Its “Dirty Tricks Guy” $2.2 Million?

Diego Borja is Chevron’s “dirty tricks guy” — that’s not an allegation, that’s how he once described himself. Recent court documents reveal that Chevron has paid Borja $2.2 million for his work. You have to wonder: What exactly is Chevron paying Borja to do? Ostensibly, that $2.2 million is for retainer fees, living expenses, income taxes [...]

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A Brief History Of Chevron’s Shameless Response To Its Toxic Mess In Ecuador

11 January 2012

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A Brief History Of Chevron’s Shameless Response To Its Toxic Mess In Ecuador

As detailed in our video, “Great Moments In Stupid Chevron PR” (view it below), Chevron will say anything to evade its responsibility to clean up its toxic mess in Ecuador. The company has tried just about every dirty trick it could come up with, too. Chevron’s immediate response to the decision in Ecuador was to [...]

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Chevron Contractor Diego Borja’s Own Lawyer Admits He Could Face Criminal Liability For Obstructing Ecuador Trial

4 November 2011

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Chevron Contractor Diego Borja’s Own Lawyer Admits He Could Face Criminal Liability For Obstructing Ecuador Trial

The saga of Chevron’s self-described “dirty tricks guy” continues. As a refresher: Diego Borja is the guy who claimed in 2009 that he had video showing the Ecuadorean judge presiding over the lawsuit against Chevron accepting a bribe. Chevron breathlessly announced the bribery “scandal” and claimed Borja was just a concerned citizen with no connection [...]

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Chevron PR Hack Accidentally Reveals Chevron’s Dirty Dealings In Ecuador

17 August 2011

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Chevron PR Hack Accidentally Reveals Chevron’s Dirty Dealings In Ecuador

Chevron PR spokesman Kent Robertson’s constant efforts to spin court proceedings to fit his company’s twisted version of events in Ecuador may be about to blow up in his face in a big way. Perceiving a small victory for his obscenely profitable oil company over the Indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans seeking justice for the deliberate [...]

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Chevron Agrees: The RICO Suit Against Ecuadorean Plaintiffs And Their Lawyers Is Totally Bogus

22 April 2011

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Chevron Agrees: The RICO Suit Against Ecuadorean Plaintiffs And Their Lawyers Is Totally Bogus

From the get-go, we pointed out that the RICO suit Chevron filed against the Ecuadoreans suing the company for massive environmental pollution in the Amazon would be laugh-out-loud funny if it wasn’t so insulting and it didn’t seem so likely that Chevron was actually serious. Well, it turns out Chevron and its lawyers weren’t really [...]

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Help Expose Chevron’s Human Rights Hitmen

8 March 2011

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Help Expose Chevron’s Human Rights Hitmen

Chevron’s latest bullying legal tactic is a RICO suit filed in a U.S. federal court against the Indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans who are attempting to force the company to clean up its billions of gallons of toxic oil waste in the Amazon. One of the plaintiffs’ lawyers in Ecuador, Juan Pablo Sáenz, filed a declaration [...]

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Judge Orders Chevron’s Dirty Tricks Operative to Come Clean

17 February 2011

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Judge Orders Chevron’s Dirty Tricks Operative to Come Clean

Diego Borja must come clean — that was the decision that came down yesterday from Judge Edward Chen in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Borja, a self proclaimed “dirty tricks” operative for Chevron, has been on the run from a subpoena filed by the Ecuadorean government and the Indigenous and campesino plaintiffs in the [...]

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In Chevron RICO Suit Against Amazonians, Who’s The Real Gangster?

4 February 2011

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In Chevron RICO Suit Against Amazonians, Who’s The Real Gangster?

This post originally appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle’s City Brights blog. Have you ever seen the movies Erin Brokovich or The Rainmaker? Basic plotline: evil company dumps poison into town’s drinking water, for years people get sick while the company denies any wrongdoing, but then someone decides it’s time to fight back. The big [...]

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The Countdown to a Verdict in Ecuador Has Begun

24 January 2011

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The Countdown to a Verdict in Ecuador Has Begun

The plaintiffs have submitted their final arguments — known as an “alegato” in Spanish — to the court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, citing the “overwhelming” evidence of Chevron’s culpability for oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon and the impacts of that pollution on human health and the environment. The evidence was not entirely collected by [...]

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Diego Borja’s Latest Dirty Trick For Chevron

12 January 2011

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Diego Borja’s Latest Dirty Trick For Chevron

Perhaps you saw the news last week that Chevron’s self-described “dirty tricks guy” in Ecuador, Diego Borja, has fled California to evade being served with a subpoena. I feel compelled to say something here, because if this isn’t the height of hypocrisy and a shocking admission of guilt, I don’t know what is. Borja, a [...]

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