Darth Cheney of the evil empire escapes justice for the right amount ! a bribe for a bribe...isnt that what republicons are about??

It is so sad what has happened to our country , that we voted for crooked criminals that are only after more money in their own pocket..."u can fool some of the people some of the time and some (right wing rednecks and Fox News lovers) of the ignorant americans all of the time, but cant fool all the people all of the time" except in this sad country that I still love...
hey nigerians! why dont u take a bribe from Halliburton again....and leave me alone ok??
these criminals that our country voted for are laughing their way to the banks!!



 Former Vice President Dick (Darth) Cheney, who has been charged with bribery by Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, may avoid the charges if Halliburton instead pays a hefty fine, reports Reuters. Nigeria is considering a deal in which the energy company would pay $250 million in lieu of prosecution.


Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the anti-corruption agency, said that the sum would include $130 million frozen in Switzerland, with the rest paid in fines, reports Reuters.


In order for the deal to move forward, it must be approved by Nigeria's government. Global Post reported earlier that both sides were considering a plea bargain, with estimates originally running as high as $500 million. Without the deal, Cheney and other executives could face "sentences of three years in a Nigerian prison if convicted of the charges in the 16-count indictment."


The charges stem from an alleged bribery case concerning up to $180 million paid in bribes to Nigerian officials. According to the AP, Halliburton allegedly paid the bribes to win $6 billion worth of contracts in the oil producing West African nation. Cheney was CEO of the company during the time of the alleged bribery.
                                                         KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, resolved its own Nigerian bribery charges by paying a fine. The AP reports:


The Halliburton case involves its former subsidiary KBR, a major engineering and construction services firm based in Houston. In February 2009, KBR Inc. pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to authorizing and paying bribes from 1995 to 2004 for the plant contracts in Nigeria.
KBR, which split from Halliburton in 2007, agreed to pay more than $400 million in fines in the plea deal.
Cheney's lawyer has said there is no reason for the charges. According to CNN:

Cheney's atttorney has said that there is no reason to suspect that his clint is guilty.

it's so sad that our corrupt right wing controlled media doesnt even mention this...
what happened to investigative journalism??
did it die out with watergate when republican crooks just got smarter...and didnt dick cheney work for Nixon??

Comments

  1. Garvald,

    It's time for you to wake up. This isn't about Republicans or Democrats. It's not a right wing issue or a left wing issue. They are both guilty and it's silly to keep pointing out who did what the worst. This is about GREEDY men doing what greedy men do best. They take and then take some more, and more. Corruption is rampant in politics and in business.

    Greed and politics used to only be an uncomfortable joke back in the day. Today, the greed and power grabbing is in your face and it's on both sides. We vote them in (doesn't matter what party) and they spend, spend, spend and they take, take, take. It's on us to pay the tab.

    Wake up, my friend. Mankind (at large) is greedy. It doesn't matter whose politics you subscribe to.

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