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Brazil may shift jurisdiction of Chevron case

Reuters -- A judge in Campos, Brazil, could shift the criminal charges filed against Chevron and drill-rig operator Transocean to Rio de Janeiro, a decision that would remove a crusading prosecutor from the case.

Eduardo Santos de Oliveira, a federal prosecutor based in Campos, in Rio de Janeiro's interior, told Reuters on Friday a jurisdictional review is under way, which could delay any formal criminal indictment of the firms and their employees for weeks.

Oliveira filed criminal charges against Chevron, Transocean and 17 of their employees in Brazil this week for alleged crimes related to a November offshore oil spill in Brazil's Frade field, which Chevron operates.


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Submitted Mar 24, 2012 By: SquawBear
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Money and power wins.
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Big Oil needs to make safety a priority.
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I hope justice is the goal of this trial.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 4:53:16 AM

When it comes down to it the basic honesty of the prosecutor is in question. The other question is, will it make any difference if they get a change of venue?
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There is nothing worse than an over zellus prosecutor unless he is corrupt too.
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passing the buck
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:38:08 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:37:42 AM

Cool.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:37:32 AM

Fine the management for oil spills. If gross negligence id found put in prison on top of it. the Buck should stop at the big bonus recipients.
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ok
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Ok
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okay
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:27:07 AM

The whole things seems strange to me. Chevron was right on the cleanup and it did seem like an accident. I have to think there are political motivations behind the case. Let's hope the judge sees to it that justice is done and gets to the truth...
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i'm sure it will be passed on to the consumer!
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All about $$$$$$
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ok
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Nothing stands in the way of profits. Argh~
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Make chevron PAY!!
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mmm
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...who'd Chevron pay off [and how much ?] to get that deal ?...
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hA
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money
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I think govt should set the prices, chevron spill is their loss
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Big oil is reckless.
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Shouldnt be on us
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Higher fuel prices.
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we will end up paying for this as they will push the price of gas up
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make them pay
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Hope Chevron has to pay big
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Crusading prosecutors often bungle their causes.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 2:55:07 AM

Sounds like the case is comparable to someone, in the middle of the U.S. and with a political agenda, bringing suit against an accident on either the east coast or west coast.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 2:45:53 AM

Somebody got to the judge?
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 2:45:22 AM

MAKE CHEVRON PAY!
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Justice be damned.
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Maneuvering for a delay...
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WHY?
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Let us know what will happen.
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What next?
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Well, what else?
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Brazil's problem, right?
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Sometimes I wonder if courts are trying to run big oil companies out of business. I don't believe that is a good idea. Conserve and be safe? Why of course. It appears if we are trying to penalize success and praise mediocrity and inferior production. I hate to see anything in our stores that says "Made in China." That label conjures up images of inferior quality.
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Such a small thing in the big thing.
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Tell it to Obozo, he is the one that gave them our tax money to drill
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Politics at the price of justice.
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