– Nigeria: Halliburton Plans $500 Million Plea Bargain in Cheney Corruption Case!
– Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in $180 Million Bribery Case, Issue Interpol Arrest Warrant
And Darth Cheney, as expected, escapes again.
Halliburton agrees to pay $250m in fines in lieu of prosecution over alleged multimillion-dollar bribes
Nigerian anti-corruption police said this month they planned to file charges against Dick Cheney.
Nigeria’s anti-corruption police have dropped charges against Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, over a multi-million dollar bribery case after the energy firm Halliburton agreed to pay up to $250m (£161m) in fines.
The move followed the intervention of ex-president George Bush Sr and former secretary of state James Baker, according to Nigerian press reports.
The country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it met officials representing Cheney and Halliburton in London last week after filing 16-count charges relating to the construction of a liquefied natural gas plant in the conflict-ridden Niger delta.
Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the EFCC, said: “There was a plea bargain on the part of the company to pay $250m as fines in lieu of prosecution.”
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