I don't expect this to go anywhere, but a person can dream, can't they? I guess we'll see if the Obama administration steps in to interfere with this case as well. Headline here and more from Raw Story -- Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180
The energy services company Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of liberals each time it was awarded a contract in Iraq.
Now the company's name, Halliburton, is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.
According to a story filed late Wednesday, Cheney will be indicted in a Nigerian bribery case as part of an investigation into an alleged $180 million bribery scandal.
"Last week, Nigeria arrested at least 23 officials from companies including Halliburton, Saipem, Technip and a former subsidiary of Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG in connection with alleged illegal payments to Nigerian officials. Those detained were all freed on bail on Nov. 29," Bloomberg News' Elisha Bala-Gbogbo wrote.
"Authorities in the West African nation are probing Halliburton, Saipem and Technip for the alleged payment of $180 million in bribes to win a $6 billion liquefied natural-gas contract," Bala-Gbogbo added. "Panalpina is being investigated for illegal payments it allegedly made to Nigerian customs officials on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell Plc."
Go read the rest and The Nation's John Nichols joined Ed Schultz in the clip above to briefly discuss the case.
UPDATE: And here's more from Jonathan Turley who appeared on Countdown tonight.
This is the third story I've seen this week about criminal activity by major pharmaceutical companies. (See here and here.) Aren't you glad that our new healthcare bill will permit them to stay profitable?
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From Democracy Now, it looks like sadly we've got a real life scenario with the plot of the movie The Constant Gardener in Nigeria, made known due to a recent WikiLeaks cable.
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