The investigations of Halliburton’s criminal activities while Dick Cheney was the company’s CEO expand:
The Justice Department is expanding a probe of allegations that former Halliburton Co. employees accepted inappropriate payments relating to company projects abroad, according to company records filed with the government Wednesday.
A target of the investigation is Jack Stanley, who was named chairman of Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root Inc. when Vice President Dick Cheney was Halliburton’s chief executive.
“We understand that the Department of Justice has expanded its investigation to include whether Mr. Stanley may have received payments in connection with bidding practices on certain foreign projects,” [Halliburton stated in a quarterly financial report issued Wednesday].
Both [the SEC and the Justice Department] are investigating possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC has subpoenaed records from Halliburton; it also has subpoenaed Stanley, according to the company records filed Wednesday.
Halliburton is also under investigation for illegal business dealings with Iran while Cheney was CEO and for overcharging the US government for services rendered in Iraq.