Thursday, December 02, 2010

Is Dick Cheney a Wanted Man?

A report in Agence France Presse claims Nigerian authorities may charge Dick Cheney in connection with a bribery scandal from his Halliburton days.

Asked whether Cheney would be charged over the investigation into construction of a liquefied natural gas plant in southern Nigeria, [anti-graft agency spokesman] Femi Babafemi said, " it's true ... definitely."

The spokesman could not give details on the charges that he says are likely to be filed next week, but said   "  they are not unconnected to his role as the chief executive of Halliburton."

A prosecutor on the case said Cheney would be charged jointly along with the former and current leadership of Halliburton and others.

Officials from companies in a consortium involved in the LNG plant would also be included in the charges to be " placed before the court at the latest by Tuesday of next week,"  said Godwin Obla.

Cheney would face conspiracy charges and a Nigerian judge would be asked to issue an arrest warrant for him that would be transmitted to Interpol, said Obla.

Actually the old Dick looks pretty good in the hands up "I surrender" pose, no?

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