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Will anything come of Nigeria's anti corruption agency filing charges against Dick Cheney & Haliburton?

(Reuters) – Nigeria's anti-corruption agency filed charges against former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney and the head of oil services giant Halliburton Co on Tuesday over an alleged scheme to bribe Nigerian officials.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had filed 16-count charges at a federal high court in Abuja against Cheney, Halliburton Chief Executive David Lesar and two other executives, in a case dating back to the mid-1990s.

It also filed charges against Halliburton as a company, which was headed by Cheney during the 1990s, and four associated businesses. Cheney was U.S. vice president from 2001 to 2009.

"Charges have been filed against Dick Cheney and eight others (individual and entities)," EFCC spokesman Femi Babafemi said.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:46 PM on Dec. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:46 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Cheney and Hallburton---a duo made in Hell. I wish someobody would nail the guy. He makes me sick.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:54 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • And, the double standard rears its ugly head again. It's just fine to trash Bush,and Cheney. But don't let anyone dare utter one peep against the anointed one and his entourage.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

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    And, the double standard rears its ugly head again. It's just fine to trash Bush,and Cheney. But don't let anyone dare utter one peep against the anointed one and his entourage.

    Who says you can't? not I....and the anointed one? Who anointed him? O right, the right wing...hope that works out for you

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:13 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Sorry,but the right wing was far too smart to be taken in by his lies and Kool-aid. Shows the mentality of the left wing,since you are the ones who elected him. How's that working out for you? Oh,that's right, even as bad as it is, it's still not his fault. What a joke!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • We are discussing CHENEY, not the President ,Anon. Try to concentrate!!!
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 11:53 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • One of the companies in question, KRB which was a subsidiary of Haliburton , has already been found guilty of corruption , I believe in a US court , and paid substantial fines. These new allegations follow on from that case and are the result of extensive investigations in Nigeria and perhaps in Europe . If the allegations are proven , Haliburton and other defendants could also be charged under US law for bribing foreign officials to obtain contracts .

    President Obama has nothing to do with this case and was not even in the running for the Presidency when the alleged offences were committed .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 12:35 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • I hope nothing comes of it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Will anything come of Nigeria's anti corruption agency filing charges against Dick Cheney & Haliburton?


    sounds like a question calling for speculation that may be better left to a magic 8 ball. ;o)
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:14 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Who says you can't? not I....and the anointed one? Who anointed him? O right, the right wing...hope that works out for you


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    Uh, no...it wasn't the RIGHT WING--holding their hands up in "O" fashion!! LOL :oP



     

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:39 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

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