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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Nigeria LNG Contracts Bribery (Nigeria Prosecution)

It was reported that Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed charges against former U.S. Vice-President and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney and officials from five companies, including Halliburton and KBR, over a bribery scheme involving the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Nigeria (see KBR and Halliburton instance, “Nigeria LNG Contracts Bribery (UK Prosecution)”). In December 2010, EFCC agreed to drop the charges against Cheney. News accounts reported Halliburton agreed to pay $250 million in fines; however, Halliburton stated in a press release that the amount was $35 million (“$32.5 million to the FGN [Federal Government of Nigeria] and…an additional US$2.5 million for FGN’s attorneys’ fees and other expenses.”)

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
International
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
12/16/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Halliburton $35,000,000
Further Information Released
Halliburton Press Release 1/6/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database