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.