Nigeria Drops Charges Against Cheney
Posted on Dec 18, 2010
The Nigerian government has officially dropped charges against former U.S. veep Dick Cheney over his alleged involvement in a 1990s bribery scandal while he was chief executive at Halliburton.
Nigeria has dropped charges against former US Vice-President Dick Cheney over a 1990s bribery scandal, anti-corruption officials say.
The case focused on bribes paid by engineering firm KBR while it was a subsidiary of Halliburton, a firm headed by Mr Cheney at the time.
Nigerian officials said Halliburton agreed an out-of-court deal worth $250m (£160m). The firm has not commented.
AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta