“Pesticides: Lawyer Who Fought Monsanto Arrested On Extortion Charges”

“Federal prosecutors yesterday filed a criminal complaint against Timothy Litzenburg, who represented people affected by the herbicide Roundup, on charges that the Virginia attorney attempted to extort $200 million from a global chemical manufacturing company.

Litzenburg faces charges of “transmitting interstate communications with intent to extort, attempted extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion and transmit interstate communications with intent to extort,” according to the Justice Department.

The unnamed manufacturing company is referred to as Company 1 in the suit, and the parent company is referred to as Company 2.

In October, Litzenburg approached Company 1 and threatened to make public comments in the media alleging that Company 1 had been manufacturing harmful chemicals in a product used to kill weeds, according to the complaint.”

Ariana Figueroa reports for Greenwire December 18, 2019.

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