"We believe that you, and particularly your U.S. representatives, engaged in a multi-month scheme to deceive and defraud in order to secure desperately needed funding, all the while concealing material information and misrepresenting critical facts in the fear that we would have walked away had we known the true state of affairs," Burford Capital wrote Mr. Donziger and other plaintiffs counsel in a September 2011 letter.
"The only misleading press releases or statements made in this case have been made by Chevron and their billion-dollar legal team. Chevron paid fact witnesses hundreds of thousands of dollars to distort the truth," Mr. Donziger said. "Amazon Watch is an extremely credible organization who had zero financial interest in this case and simply wants Chevron to clean up their mess."
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