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Environmental Lawyer Who Took On Chevron Starts Serving 6-Month Prison Sentence for Misdemeanor

HeadlineOct 28, 2021

Environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger is spending his first full day behind bars at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. Donziger reported to prison Wednesday after being denied bail pending his appeal over a six-month prison sentence for a misdemeanor. Donziger had already spent over two years under house arrest. The charges are linked to a lawsuit against Chevron in which he successfully defended Indigenous people in Ecuador against the oil giant, which dumped billions of gallons of oil into the Amazon. Click here to see our interview with Steven Donziger hours before he reported to prison.

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