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Nigeria may charge Cheney in Halliburton bribery probe

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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