U.S. Justice Department expands KBR bribery investigation
5 Aug. 2004
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (HalliburtonWatch.org) -- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Halliburton's retired KBR chief, A. Jack Stanley, received improper payments from a scheme to bribe officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria. But the investigation has been expanded to determine whether Stanley received improper payments involved in bribing officials of other countries as well, the Washington Post reported. Halliburton's quarterly report released this week said, "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." Spokespeople for Halliburton and KBR would not comment to the Post on whether the statement means KBR is being investigated for alleged bribes in countries other than Nigeria.