February 18, 2004

Halliburton calls in Bush lawyer

James Baker, fixer of Fraudida and one of the stewards
of the Saudi connection, is now going to work with
Halliburton on the Nigerian gas plant construction
scandal involving then CE0, now VICE _resident Dick
Cheney...The French investigation is another story
that the "US mainstream news media" is desperate to
avoid...But, inexorably, the Dunston woods are
creeping to the castle walls...

Richard Thomson, Evening Standard: US Vice President
Dick Cheney's old company, battling against
perceptions that it is too close to the White House,
has hired a law firm previously used by the Bush
family to conduct an investigation into allegations of
illegal payments on Cheney's watch. Halliburton has
appointed Baker Botts to conduct the investigation
into $180m (95m) in illegal payments between 1995 and
2002 in connection with the construction of a $4.9bn
gas plant in Nigeria. Cheney was Halliburton's chief
executive at the time.

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http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/business/articles/timid74437?source=

This is LONDON
17/02/04 - Business section

Halliburton calls in Bush lawyer
Richard Thomson, Evening Standard


HALLIBURTON, US Vice President Dick Cheney's old
company, battling against perceptions that it is too
close to the White House, has hired a law firm
previously used by the Bush family to conduct an
investigation into allegations of illegal payments on
Cheney's watch.


Halliburton has appointed Baker Botts to conduct the
investigation into $180m (95m) in illegal payments
between 1995 and 2002 in connection with the
construction of a $4.9bn gas plant in Nigeria. Cheney
was Halliburton's chief executive at the time.


The Baker of the law firm's name is James Baker,
former-Secretary of State under George Bush Senior.
The firm's lawyer, James Doty, also acted for George W
Bush when he bought a stake in the Texas Rangers
basketball team in the 1980s.


Despite the apparently cosy relationship, however,
there are signs that relations between Halliburton and
the Pentagon may be deteriorating rapidly.


The company has announced that it is suspending a
further $140m in billing to the US military pending
corruption investigations. The suspension by
Halliburton follows an earlier delay involving $35m of
charges.


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Posted by richard at February 18, 2004 02:54 PM