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"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
--Burke

Friday, August 28, 2009

"Asarco has paid $241,316,423 to professionals working on the bankruptcy case" (@ One Quarter of a Billion dollars)

and the community fighting for its health?  3 people have been fired/non-renewed for their research and support against Asarco contamination of our drinking water, and others have experienced concurrent apparent retaliations.  Asarco paid the El Paso City Schools less than $25,000 for the contamination of our children's schools in the settlement (see recent El Paso Times Asarco article).

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There's huge money for attorneys in Asarco bankruptcy
Arizona Daily Star
Asarco LLC, the Tucson-based copper producer, hired an elite Houston law firm, Baker Botts, for its bankruptcy case. Baker Botts, in turn has assembled a ...
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"From August 2005, when Asarco made its bankruptcy filing through July 31 this year, Asarco has paid Baker Botts $102.2 million in legal fees. ...They include Navigant Consulting, which has received $10.7 million for its “advisory services,” and Recon Real Estate Consultants, which has been paid $1.5 million. .... remember that all these payments are approved by the bankruptcy judge."


1 comment:

sctee said...

People being fired for bringing out information that will lead to greater public well being is tragic. If the truth about this really comes out, some well established office holders will on their way to the chopping block.