Nigeria Will Charge Dick Cheney In Halliburton Bribery Case

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Nigeria — Dick Cheney will be charged by Nigerian authorities in a bribery case involving his former employer, Halliburton according to the Huffington Post:

An arrest warrant “will be issued and transmitted through Interpol,” said Godwin Obla, the prosecuting counsel at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria.

The charges center on an alleged $180 million bribery payment used to secure a $6 billion liquefied natural gas contract. Prosecutors are also looking into international companies Saipem and Technip. Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, before becoming George W. Bush’s running mate. “As the CEO of Halliburton, he has the responsibility for acts that occurred during that period.

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