US online poker billionaire faces bankruptcy as Chevron sues in Gibraltar tax haven

Funny story written by queen mudder

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Looks like Lady Luck has turned the tables

New York - Rien Ne Va Plus Monsieur DeLeon is Chevron's stark message to a US online gambling tycoon who bankrolled the massive disinformation movie 'Crude' in long-running Ecuadorian pollution shakedown.

Gibraltar-based Russ DeLeon and his soon-to-be ex-wife/former business partner Ruth Parasol ran an 'umbrella' gambling organization that backed rogue NYC lawyer Steven Donziger's $19.2 billion scam against San Ramon-based supermajor Chevron.

From their European offshore tax haven base in Gibraltar they backed the creation of Donziger's damning movie for $25 million in a decision that now sees them potentially liable for much of Chevron's $250 million legal bill.

Earlier this month senior New York Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan slapped down the Donziger scam in a well-researched racketeering, fraud and embezzlement suit which branded the bent lawyer's backers as deluded fools.

Donziger, who personally stood to reap over $600 million in the Ecuadorian Lago Agrio suit, and his cheerleading team of spurious eco-activists and litigation heavies received harsh criticism in Kaplan's considered 500-page judgement for pandering to a massive racketeering onslaught on the Californian energy company.

Reports from his Gibraltar HQ this week have hinted that DeLeon's business, while ostensibly swimming in highly profitable tax-free dollars, may have as many as 100 high-rollers' gambling debts on hold as it considers pulling in massive credit limits on its top customers.

So it's Les Jeux Sont Faites for DeLeon's over-subscribed craps tables as Lady Luck vanishes over the scam.

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