The US Attorney General, Eric Holder was one of Chiquita Brands International's corporate lawyers. He secured a $25 million settlement between the Justice Department and Chiquita in 2004, when Chiquita was exposed as hiring a terrorist group to protect their plantations in Colombia.
The ultra right wing paramilitary group, the AUC was and is on the US State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations, and it killed tens of thousands of Colombians. It is one of the bloodiest groups in Latin America.
And yet Mr. Holder has defended Chiquita for using terrorists to protect their interests in Colombia. Is this not corruption?
How can we expect a man capable of defending such associations, to fight against other corporate wrongdoers?