Halliburton to pay $559 million to settle foreign bribery charges
HOUSTON — 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...
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive from 1995 to 2000, and some of the allegations date to that period. The Justice Department did not name him in the charges.
We'll give Blogging Tory and fashion plate Adam Daifallah the last word:
One of the reasons I've always liked Dick Cheney is that he doesn't beat around the bush.
As in, "Here's what we want. And here's some money." Always the straight shooter, that Dick.