New York says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used the alias “Wayne Tracker” to discuss climate change via email while he was Exxon Mobil Corp.’s chief executive.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently made the claim in a letter to Justice Barry Ostrager in New York state court in Manhattan, accusing Exxon of failing to turn over all relevant documents required by a court order. The filing comes as part of a prolonged legal dispute in which Exxon is seeking to derail probes by New York and Massachusetts into whether the company misled investors for years about the potential impact of climate change on its business.
This recent development “raises a lot of questions” as to whether Exxon complied with the subpoena, said Carrie Cohen, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan.
“It could be misleading to not tell the attorney general the actual owner of that email address,” said Cohen. Read the full Bloomberg article here.