Jan. 30, 2005

FBI 'studying Halliburton deals'

Last Updated: Friday, 15 October, 2004, 13:27 GMT 14:27 UK

US agrees to Halliburton inquiry


The US government will set up an inquiry into the no-bid Iraq contracts given to Halliburton, the company once run by Vice President Dick Cheney.
The move is the latest embarrassment for the firm, which faces losing its Iraq contracts with the US Army.
Halliburton's Iraq deals had been criticised by the International Advisory Monitoring Board, a UN group monitoring the use of Iraq's resources.

Meanwhile, a Halliburton affiliate faces a probe by Nigeria's parliament.
Portugal-registered TSKJ comprising Technip of France and Snamprogetti Netherlands faces allegations of bribery.
Halliburton acquired the firm in 1998.

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