Dick Cheney Faces Bribery Indictment

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency is set to charge former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney over a bribery scandal that involves a former subsidiary of energy firm Halliburton.

The bribes concerned the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in southern Nigeria. KBR admitted bribing officials.

KBR last year pleaded guilty to paying $180 million in bribes to Nigerian officials prior to 2007, when it was a subsidiary of Cheney’s former employer, Halliburton.

In the U.S., KBR agreed to pay $579 million in fines related to the case.

Cheney was Halliburton’s chief executive before becoming vice president to George W Bush in 2001.

Lawyer for Mr Cheney said allegations he was involved in the scandal were “entirely baseless.”

Do the Nigerians understand that Cheney’s cousin is the current U.S. president and won’t allow any harm to come to him? Silly Nigerians.

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4 Responses to Dick Cheney Faces Bribery Indictment

  1. Peace Nick says:

    If Obama pressured Spain to back-off Bush, you can be sure Obama will pressure Nigeria to back off Cheney.

    It all comes down to self-preservation and one day, Obama could wake up and find himself in a similar situation and he will need the influence of the current president to bail him out. In fact, at the rate things are going, I’m certain of it.

  2. Kate Novotny says:

    Someone said Cheney will hightail it to Paraguay before letting himself be part of a bribery investigation. Even worse, the US military will mysteriously strike Nigeria in an effort to “capture a terrorist” thus disrupting their legal system and derailing the case against Cheney. We can’t forget who we’re talking about here.

  3. retahyajyajav says:

    Obama will probably send Air Force One to whisk Cheney to Paraguay in order to protect him.

    I tell you, this nation — the US of A, is becoming more and more like a banana republic every day. Thank goodness my father, who immigrated here in order to give us a better life, died before we entered the 11th hour.

  4. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Cheney will mysteriously kick the bucket before he will ever serve an hour in a jail cell. Just think: Kennyboy Lay. Now, everyone knows Kennyboy Lay is kicked back at his estate in the Cayman Islands.

    But Cheney is a wild card. He could end up anywhere. Even hiding in plain sight like any good spook.

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