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Chevron To Face Charges

Posted by Sara | Opinion | Friday 27 January 2012 12:24 am
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Chevron To Face ChargesCriminal charges against Chevron Corp and some of its local managers will be filed by a Brazilian prosecutor within weeks, adding the threat of prison sentences to an $11 billion civil lawsuit as punishment for a November offshore oil spill.

The filing in federal court in Campos, Brazil, will likely include a request for criminal indictment of the chief executive of Chevron’s Brazil unit, George Buck, as well as other staff, three Brazilian government officials involved in the case told Reuters.

An official who investigated the 2,400-barrel spill told Reuters Buck and Chevron acted in a “careless and irresponsible way.”

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