Talk about being party to an extortion. This blogger saw a Chevron Ecuador-related post on Kerry Kennedy and thought “Man, never saw her name involved in all this much until recently.” Now, I know why.
According to The New York Post, the environmental ambulance-chasing, ceviche-eating-while-planning-fraud-on-video, self-described “lawyer for the plaintiffs” Steven Donziger not only gave the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy $50,000, but put her in line to get a whopping $40 million off this scam lawsuit. Check this out:
Kennedy, 52, was secretly hired as a “public-relations consultant” by the lawyer representing the Ecuadoreans in an $18 billion lawsuit against Chevron, according to court documents.
Cashing in on her respected family name and legacy, Kennedy raked in tens of thousands of dollars and was given a 0.25 percent stake — worth as much as $40 million — if the $18 billion judgment handed down by an Ecuadorean judge is ultimately upheld. (Chevron has not yet paid pending its countersuit in Manhattan federal court.)
Kennedy was paid a flat $50,000 by lead attorney Steven Donziger on Feb. 22, 2010, bank statements made public in the case show.
She was set to pull down an additional $10,000 per month, according to a September 2010 draft budget by the law firm. And she was to get another $40,000 in expenses in June 2010, according to an invoice from Donziger.
It’s apparent that Ms. Kennedy is a human rights advocate for hire. Has anyone bothered to tell her about how Donziger wants to make billions from Chevron, and said so? I wonder if Steve promised to make her a millionaire. I wonder if she asked for a cut to start with?
Check this out:
I note that in all this, Donziger has never once said what he would actually do for the so-called indigenous people he claims to represent. Meanwhile it’s time to call out Kerry Kennedy and tell her to rail against Ecuador for the hundreds of oil spills it’s caused since Chevron left Ecuador in 1992.