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  • Chesapeake Energy charged with alleged fraud Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Michigan's AG filed felony racketeering and fraud claims against Chesapeake Energy, alleging the firm canceled land leases under false pretenses.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- A federal judge on Friday rejected a bid by a U.S. lawyer to stall the enforcement of a ruling that found he used fraud to secure a $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in March that barred him from collecting on a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in the United States.

  • Chevron seeks $32 million in legal fees in Ecuador case Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 19- Chevron Corp is seeking $32.3 million in legal fees from Steven Donziger and others who this month who were found by a judge to have used fraud to obtain a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- A U.S. lawyer on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling that he used fraud to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador, a decision that bars him from collecting a $9.5 billion award in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Steven Donziger, the Harvard- educated lawyer who has waged a two-decade battle against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazon jungle in Ecuador, is not one to accept defeat quietly.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Steven Donziger, the Harvard- educated lawyer who has waged a two-decade battle against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazonian jungle in Ecuador, is not one to accept defeat quietly.

  • Former Detroit mayor gets 28-year prison sentence Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 4:32 PM ET
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reads a statement September 4, 2008 at his office in Detroit, Michigan.

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in jail for corruption and fraud that added to the Motor City's fiscal woes.