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Change of Prosecutor in Chevron Case

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Brazilian judge has moved the two R$20 billion civil cases against American oil company, Chevron, and rig operator Transocean, for offshore oil leaks in Brazil, to a different court in Rio de Janeiro, removing the case from the hands of Brazilian prosecutor, Eduardo Santos de Oliveira.

The decision made Friday (April 13th) by judge Tiago Pereira Macaciel does not change the content of the charges, but removes them from Oliveira's jurisdiction, handing them over to another team of prosecutors. In the court filing Judge Macaciel said "the magnitude . . .

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