New York - Some judges breakfasting at a Manhattan cafeteria close to next week's RICO racketeering and corruption lawsuit were gobsmacked this morning when an apparition of Ecuador Amazonbotch shyster lawyer Steven Donziger popped up on a slice of toast.
"Uh, it's an omen, Your Honor," Cafe ParaLegal waitress Dolores Krakatoa von Blumingdorf remarked as a puzzled look swept the senior Manhattan District appeals judge's face midway confronting the Donziger delicacy.
And an unmistakeable omen at that - considering the last magic slice of toast to suddenly channel a spooky face in this part of Downtown Manhattan was back in '63 when a Jack Ruby popped up on a charred Hostess Twinkie at McCall's Diner on 63rd.
Next week the Manhattan lawyer faces Judge Lewis Kaplan charged with corruption in the long-awaited RICO lawsuit brought by Chevron.
The super major alleges Donziger masterminded a breathtaking bit of legalistic bullshit to wrest a $19 billion damages award in the Ecuadorian court.
This morning's miracle on a slice of humble Wonderbread may be all the evidence that's needed to seal his fate.
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