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Lawyer Steven Donziger found guilty of withholding evidence in Chevron case

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Lawyer now faces six months in jail following a decades-long battle against the oil company

Steven Donziger, the lawyer who has spearheaded a lengthy fight against Chevron over pollution in the Amazon rainforest, has been found guilty of criminal contempt by a US federal judge in the latest twist in his decades-long legal battle with the oil company.

On Monday, US district judge Loretta Preska ruled that Donziger was guilty of six contempt charges brought against him for refusing to hand over evidence in a complex legal wrangle that has pitted the lawyer directly against Chevron.

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from The Guardian https://ift.tt/3eZM3zj
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