Shell Corporate Security Department Spymaster Allegations and Litigation – U.S. Legal Documents Updated June 2022

Shell Corporate Security Department Spymaster Allegations and Litigation – U.S. Legal Documents Updated June 2022

By John Donovan

Our article – “Dramatic fall of ‘security professionals’ at the top of Shell” – is reproduced over several pages from a 177-page ‘Exhibit A’ recently filed in a stunning lawsuit involving the head of security of Shell Global Affairs, James Salle WD.

Mr Hall faced a succession of accusers, starting with Shell Oil Company security chief Crockett Oaks III. Shell has settled its claim. Mr Mike Oliveri, another man with a high military/security background, also sued Shell over related allegations involving Mr Hall. Mr. Oliveri is a decorated veteran, a Colonel in the US Army Reserve. Mr Hall’s current accuser is Mr Walied Shater, a former US Secret Service agent.

Latest Documents Filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Case: 22-20289 Shater v. Shell Oil Co USDC No. 4: 20-CV-1465

It appears that the court is keen on public disclosure of documents filed with the court. In this regard, I note the following statement by the Registrar in the INFORMATION NOTICE OF June 27, 2022:

Our court has a strong presumption of public access to our court records, and the court will consider any party’s request to seal pleadings, record snippets, or other documents on our court docket. Lawyers who travel to seal cases must explain in particular the need for sealing in our court. Lawyers do not discharge this obligation by simply stating that the court of origin sealed the case, because the circumstances which warranted the sealing by the court of origin may have changed or may not apply in a appeal procedure. The lawyer has the obligation to justify a request for filing under seal, just as it is his duty to notify the court when the seals are no longer necessary. An unopposed motion to seal does not eliminate a lawyer’s obligation to justify the motion to seal.

Relevant documents:

NOTICE OF APPEAL OF APPLICANT WAIED SHATER SERVED JUNE 15, 2022

Letter dated June 21, 2022 from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sent to Mr. Mark Joseph Oberti Oberti Sullivan, LLP 712 Main Street Suite 900 Houston, TX 77002-0000

Appearance form June 22, 2022

Transcription Order June 22, 2022

DISCLOSURE NOTICE JUNE 27, 2022 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sent June 27, 2022 to Mr. Mark Joseph Oberti Oberti Sullivan, LLP 712 Main Street Suite 900 Houston, TX 77002-0000

FINAL COURT FILING – END

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