December 17, 2010 / 4:26 PM / 8 years ago

Nigeria drops charges against Halliburton, Cheney

ABUJA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency said on Friday it had formally dropped bribery charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and oil services company Halliburton (HAL.N) after the company agreed to pay a fine.

“It was formally dropped today,” Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) spokesman Femi Babafemi said. He said the Nigerian government had agreed to an offer made by Halliburton to pay fines totalling up to $250 million.

Halliburton could not immediately be reached for comment. (Reporting by Joe Brock; editing by Nick Tattersall and Jon Boyle)

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