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Ecuador Judge Testifies He Was Bribed to Rule Against Chevron

A former Ecuadorean judge who presided over a pollution case against Chevron Corp. testified that he and a colleague who issued a $19 billion judgment against the company in the environmental lawsuit were bribed.

The judge, Alberto Guerra, took the stand yesterday in Manhattan federal court during the trial in a racketeering suit in which Chevron alleged that the verdict in Ecuador was procured through fraud.