Cheney, Halliburton charges dropped after Settlement
Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency said yesterday it had dropped bribery charges against former United States vice-president Dick Cheney and oil services company Halliburton after the firm agreed to pay a fine.
The Nigerian government agreed to an offer made by Halliburton to pay fines totalling up to $250 million, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission spokesperson said.
Halliburton, which has argued the Nigerian charges have no legal basis, confirmed they were dropped but declined to comment further.
The commission said it received the offer when it met with representatives of Cheney and Halliburton in London last week after filing charges at a federal High Court in Abuja in a case dating back to the mid-1990s.