Never in the history of our country has this happened…￼
What is corporate prosecution/persecution? Follow along for the story of @Chevron vs @StevenDonziger…
You can swipe through videos and hear @StevenDonziger, ￼ @PaulPazyMiño, Associate Director of @AmazonWatch and @Ecoshaker clearly articulate this corporate crime￼ in progress or read below:
⁃ Chevron makes an intentional decision to dump toxic waste into the Ecuadorian rainforest
⁃ Human rights lawyer @StevenDonziger challenges them in a nine year battle
⁃ He ￼wins a $9.5 billion case against Chevron in their Supreme Court￼ with over a dozen judges￼
⁃ He wins in 2 countries – Ecuador + Canada
⁃ Chevron buys a judge in NY – #LewisKaplan, to demand Donziger turns over his computer and phone w confidential client info
⁃ #LewisKaplan aka @Chevron tries to enlist NY district prosecutors￼ to charge him – they won’t
⁃ Judge #LewisKaplan then hires private law firm #sewardandkissell (who’s a client of Chevron)
⁃ Judge #LewisKaplan assigns Judge #LorettaPreska
⁃ they charge him with criminal contempt ￼
⁃ Donziger files appeal
⁃ Donziger goes to court￼ to address the ‘criminal contempt’ charge and is placed under house arrest￼
⁃ He is under house arrest in his New York apartment for over 360 days￼￼￼ and counting with a criminal ankle monitor￼
Yes – you read that right…
This is the first corporate criminal prosecution in the history of our country. ￼
Make no mistake people this is a blueprint for how corporations will crush challengers in the future. Chevron has purchased and usurped our judicial system.￼
FunFact – In addition to having judge #lewiskaplan on payroll – the private law firm #sewardandkissell￼ is a Chevron client and judge #LorettaPreska￼ has direct ties.
How bad is Chevron? Every year there is a global day of action ￼’anti–chevron day’. It’s coming up on May 21￼￼￼.
What can you do?
📞 – call @merrickgarland￼ 202.514.2000 – demand they stop this kangaroo Court and give @StevenDonziger a free trial￼
📝 – sign petition to #FreeDonziger (in linktree)
💰– donate to #FreeDonziger campaign How does this make you feel? Drop in comments…