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Cheney May Face Charges in Halliburton Probe in Nigeria

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Nigerian authorities investigating a bribery scandal involving the multi-national company Halliburton may file charges against the firm's onetime chief executive, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Agence France-Presse reports.

But it's highly unlikely Cheney will travel to the African country anytime soon -- and officials in Lagos cannot compel his appearance. The anti-corruption case has been percolating for some time and Nigerian elections come around in April, so there could be a political element at play, the Washington Post reports.

The case concerns bribery accusations related to a former Halliburton engineering subsidiary, KBR, and the construction of a liquefied natural gas plant. Before he was elected vice president in 2000, Cheney headed Halliburton a giant oil services firm.

Cheney is suffering from serious heart problems these days and, as the Post observes, he's not planning a cruise up the Niger Delta anytime soon.

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This has got to be the ultimate example of international gaul. Nigeria, a nation bereft with scam and scandal calore for decades. Haliburton has provided Nigerians with thousands of jobs and has put millions of dollars in it's government's coffers. It needs to get it's own house in order before it even thinks of going after a citizen of the United States .

December 07 2010 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cheney might not go to Africa but as his relationship with Halliburton got them the job in Iraq perhaps following that trail would be interesting.

December 03 2010 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply

I highly doubt the ailing and aging Cheney could care much less what Nigeria says or does.

December 03 2010 at 2:55 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply

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