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Dick Cheney to be Indicted in Nigerian Bribery Case
December 2nd, 2010
Before the end of the week, former United States Vice President Dick Cheney will be indicted by Nigerian officials in connection with the long-running bribery investigation into Halliburton Company. According to Bloomberg News:
Indictments will be lodged in a Nigerian court “in the next three days,” Godwin Obla, prosecuting counsel at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said in an interview today at his office in Abuja, the capital. An arrest warrant for Cheney “will be issued and transmitted through Interpol,” the world’s biggest international police organization, he said.
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Halliburton Corruption: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
August 5th, 2009
The Ethiopian Review: Earlier this year, Halliburton agreed to pay nearly $560 million in fines to the federal government to end an investigation into its former subsidiary, KBR, and its involvement in bribing Nigerian officials to get construction contracts. It was reportedly the largest fine ever paid by a U.S. company in a foreign bribery investigation.
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Nigeria: Halliburton Scandal – Trivializing the Investigation
July 22nd, 2009
Opinion: The constitution of an investigative panel into the notorious $180 million Halliburton bribery case by the Federal Government (FG) can only be viewed by most Nigerians as diversionary and wasteful; thus only its immediate disbandment can assuage the strong feelings and damaging insinuations its obnoxious existence is already eliciting across the country. What further evidence is the government seeking to unearth that it had to set up this high-powered inter-institutional committee headed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro, for which it has reportedly approved millions of naira to hop from one Western capital to another searching...
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