Former Vice President Dick Cheney

The Associated Press is reporting that Nigeria's anti-corruption agency on Tuesday charged former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney over a bribery scheme involving oil-services firm Halliburton Co. during the time Cheney served as its top official, a spokesman said. The charges stem from a case involving as much as $180 million allegedly paid in bribes to Nigerian officials, said Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Halliburton and other firms are alleged to have paid the bribes to win a contract to build a $6 billion liquefied natural gas plant in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta, he said. Terrence O'Donnell, a lawyer representing Cheney, denied the allegations, calling them baseless. Each charge in the 16-count indictment carries as much as three years in prison. We don't see Dick Cheney serving time in prison. Then again, we didn't see Tom DeLay serving time, either. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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