Prosecutor dismisses Chevron’s complaint for being “malicious and reckless”
That was the request made by the Prosecutor’s Office of Ecuador on last Monday regarding a complaint from U.S. Oil Company over alleged irregularities in the trial, which states that Chevron must pay $ 19,000 million in the Ecuadorian Amazon pollution.
According to Chevron, irregularities occurred in September 2009, when there was an alleged attempt to bribe the judge who carried out the case, by representatives of the government and ruling movement.
Nearly four years after the complaint, the Attorney General of Ecuador, Galo Chiriboga, made a formal request to the Ecuadorian courts to archive the process as Chevron lawyer “Thomas F. Cullen could not prove his claim made on 2009 “.
Furthermore, by describing Chevron’s complaint as “malicious and reckless”, it opens up for a possible counterclaim.