Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Nigeria LNG Contracts Bribery (UK Prosecution)

In its 2009 SEC Form 10-K, Halliburton reported that M.W. Kellogg Ltd. (MWKL), a British joint venture in which KBR owns 55 percent interest, is seeking plea negotiations with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to settle its investigation into a Nigerian bribe scheme in which KBR and Halliburton pleaded guilty in 2009 to U.S. charges that, as part of a multinational consortium, they paid bribes to Nigerian officials from 1994 to 2004 to win contracts to build the Bonny Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. Halliburton, which agreed to indemnify KBR and its subsidiaries for some past liabilities when the two companies split in 2007, reported that it will indemnify MWKL for 55 percent of any penalties. In February 2011, MWKL reached a £7,028,077 (approx. US$11.3 million) settlement with the SFO.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Halliburton $6,246,716
Further Information Released
SFO Press Release 2/18/2011
SEC 10-K (excerpt) 3/17/2010

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database