Halliburton Fined Record $569 Million for Bribing Foreign Officials — While Cheney Was CEO
America’s Sleaziest Company strikes again.
Halliburton Co., the world’s second-largest oilfield-services provider, has agreed to pay $559 million to settle federal charges that employees bribed officials in Nigeria.
It would be the biggest fine by far of a U.S. company in a bribery case, topping the $44 million that Baker Hughes Inc. paid last year related to charges that it paid bribes in Kazahkstan.
And of course, wherever there’s corruption and malfeasance, Dick can’t be too far away.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was Halliburton’s chief executive from 1995 to 2000, and some of the allegations date to that period.
These people make Walmart look like Ben & Jerry’s.