Nigeria may charge Cheney in Halliburton bribery probe

A noticeably thinner Dick Cheney introduced Former President George W. Bush at the groundbreaking of Bush's presidential center in Dallas Tuesday. (Nov. 16)
By Al Kamen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 2, 2010; 4:05 PM

An Agence France-Presse wire out of Lagos, Nigeria, reports anti-corruption authorities there plan to file charges against former vice president Dick Cheney over a bribery scandal involving Halliburton, the oil services firm Cheney used to head.

Now, before Cheney-bashers get too excited, it should be noted these allegations have been kicking around for some time. In addition, we're heading into the Nigerian election season - voting set for April 9.

Finally, it's not as if Cheney, now suffering from some very serious heart problems, was planning to take the family on a cruise up the Niger Delta any time soon. The odds of his showing up in Africa - except maybe for a hunting trip - are zero.

The AFP story said charges would be filed against Cheney along with former and current Halliburton officials in an investigation of bribery allegations involving the construction of a liquefied natural gas plant.

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