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    Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in Pipeline Bribery Case

    Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies including Halliburton Co. over a $180 million bribery scandal, a prosecutor at the anti-graft agency said.
    So far, 23 officials from Haliburton and other companies have been arrrested in this scandal, which occurred from 1995-2000, but I doubt Cheney will be arrested himself. I think it will be difficult to prove that Cheney knew what the Haliburton officials in Nigeria were doing, since he was here in the US, running the company from it's HQ here in Houston.

    The way I see it, if it is proven that officials from Haliburton bribed Nigerian officials, they should rot in a Nigerian prison. Bribery is bribery, no matter which country it is in.

    On the other hand, if Haliburton was running a Nigerian scam against Nigerian officials, I am all for it, and declare with a loud voice "Not guilty, the playing field is now leveled".

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    Re: Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in Pipeline Bribery Case

    If they do move to arrest Chaney I'll bail him out, after all I have millions of dollars according to the e-mails I keep getting from Nigeria

    I'll just have them use some of that money. If it was Kenya I could use Obama bucks. LOL

    Seriously Nigeria is one of the most lawless Nations on Earth bar non and I wonder how they can separate one criminal act from the next.

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    Re: Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in Pipeline Bribery Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If they do move to arrest Chaney I'll bail him out, after all I have millions of dollars according to the e-mails I keep getting from Nigeria

    I'll just have them use some of that money. If it was Kenya I could use Obama bucks. LOL
    LOL! Love it.

    Seriously Nigeria is one of the most lawless Nations on Earth bar non and I wonder how they can separate one criminal act from the next.
    Hmmm... it is a pretty corrupt place, definitely one of the most corrupt countries on the planet, but you have to have some form of structural government for corruption to take place in the first place. It is one of the worlds fledling democracies, and in some cases, only democracy by name. But to call it one of the most lawless nations on earth is a little far if one considers places like Somalia or DRC...

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    Re: Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in Pipeline Bribery Case

    If the charges are true, they would violate American law too. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act makes it illegal for American companies to bribe government officials ANYWHERE in the world. But ya, it's difficult for me to imagine a set of circumstances where anything comes of this. It's a Nigerian court, and he was the freaking Vice President of the US. I really doubt they have much evidence of his personal wrongdoing.
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