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By JUAN A. LOZANO
Published: 12 minutes ago
HOUSTON (AP) - A former Halliburton Co. subsidiary pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribing Nigerian government officials to obtain contracts valued at more than $6 billion.
Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by authorizing and paying bribes from 1995 to 2004 for contracts to build liquefied natural gas facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria.
"The successful prosecution of KBR, and its agreement to pay a more than $400 million fine, demonstrates that no one is above the law, and that the Department is determined to seek penalties that are commensurate with, and will deter, this kind of serious criminal misconduct," said Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin with the Justice Department's criminal division.