Chevron Using Espionage Against Lawyers in $18 Billion dollar verdictdict In Ecuador

Posted on March 28, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Intelligence

Facing increased financial risk in Latin America, Chevron has launched a corporate espionage campaign designed to intimidate and track the whereabouts of the lead lawyers who recently won an $18 billion judgment for environmental damage against the oil giant in Ecuador’s courts, said the Amazon Defense Coalition.

The purpose of the espionage campaign — being carried out by at least four different investigation firms working for Chevron in the United States and Latin America — is partly to threaten the legal team and partly to obtain confidential information about the strategy of the rainforest communities as they prepare to file collection actions against the oil giant’s assets around the world, said Karen Hinton, the U.S. spokesperson for the Ecuadorians. Read Article

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