BLOOMBERG NEWS--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.
Indictments will be lodged in a Nigerian court “in the next three days,” Godwin Obla, prosecuting counsel at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said in an interview today at his office in Abuja, the capital. An arrest warrant for Cheney “will be issued and transmitted through Interpol,” the world’s biggest international police organization, he said...
Obla said charges will be filed against current and former chief executive officers of Halliburton, including Cheney, who was CEO from 1995 to 2000, and its former unit KBR Inc., based in Houston, Texas; Technip SA, Europe’s second-largest oilfield- services provider; Eni SpA, Italy’s biggest oil company; and Saipem Construction Co., a unit of Eni. Obla didn’t identify the former officials whom he said held office when the alleged bribes were paid.
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.
Cheney's new summer home?
WB7: Better ask InAction Jackson who will go to the big house, Dick Cheney for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (which is a US criminal law) or Assange who no doubt will be extradited for yet to be specified violations of US law?
Also better ask INTERPOL who will be its top priority.
Given Cheney's obvious involvement in a shit tanker loaded with human and criminal violations of domestic, international and galactic law, need I mention the irony of this development?
The first problem, Texas has no extradition treaty with Nigeria.
The second problem, Holder has no jurisdiction over Texas.
The third problem, these violations occurred before Cheney became Vice President. Which shouldn't be a problem, but will be for some soon to be explained reason.
The fourth problem, Texas is actually a subsidiary of Haliburton.
The fifth problem, InAction Jackson only does what Jamie tells him to do and Nigeria is not on Jamie's radar screen.
The sixth problem, no one knows where Assange is, whereas no one knows what Cheney is.
The seventh problem, if Cheney does not use a condom the prison population will be put to a severe health risk.
The eighth problem, the United States officially is the biggest banana republic in the world.