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Nigeria graft agency charges Cheney, Halliburton boss

Nigeria graft agency charges Cheney, Halliburton boss 07 Dec 2010 Nigeria's anti-corruption agency filed charges against former U.S. vice president [sic] Dick Cheney and the head of oil services giant Halliburton Co on Tuesday over an alleged scheme to bribe Nigerian officials. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had filed 16-count charges at a federal high court in Abuja against Cheney, Halliburton Chief Executive David Lesar and two other executives, in a case dating back to the mid-1990s. It also filed charges against Halliburton as a company, which was headed by Cheney during the 1990s, and four associated businesses.