Dick Cheney’s $250 million “Get Out of Jail Free” card

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December 27, 2010
The Nation Blog
by John Nichols  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"What's the going rate for getting a former vice president off the hook in a major criminal case that involves charges of government corruption and raises concerns about violent wrongdoing and even murder? If you're Dick Cheney, it's roughly $250 million. That's the amount that Halliburton and its former subsidiary KBR Inc. are reported, by Nigerian officials and international observers, to have paid to get the government of the African country to drop bribery charges against the former corporate CEO and other Halliburton employees and operatives." (12/27/10)


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