Today’s Email From Nigeria: Plans To File Charges Against Dick Cheney

Maybe it is something to get our hopes up. like email promising great financial rewards, but this is one report out of Nigeria which looks valid. Nigeria’s anti-corruption police are planning to file charges against Dick Cheney in a $180 million bribery case involving Halliburton:

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday summoned the country chief of Halliburton and last week detained 10 Nigerian and expatriate Halliburton staff for questioning after raiding its Lagos office.

“We are filing charges against Cheney,” EFCC spokesman Femi Babafemi told Reuters, but declined to give any further details on what the charges were, or where they would be filed.

Houston-based engineering firm KBR, a former Halliburton unit, pleaded guilty last year to U.S. charges that it paid $180 million in bribes between 1994 and 2004 to Nigerian officials to secure $6 billion in contracts for the Bonny Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Niger Delta.

KBR and Halliburton, which was once headed by Cheney, reached a $579 million settlement in the United States but Nigeria, France and Switzerland have conducted their own investigations into the case.

It looks real, but I’ll get suspicious if they request that all those who want to see  Dick Cheney indicted cable them with their bank account numbers.

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