Monday, July 19, 2004

Halliburton, Again

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A grand jury issued a subpoena to oil field services company Halliburton Co. seeking information about its Cayman Islands unit's work in Iran, where it is illegal for U.S. companies to operate, Halliburton said on Monday.

The company, formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, said it understood the investigation of its subsidiary's work in Iran had been transferred to the U.S. Department of Justice from the Treasury Department, which first initiated an inquiry in 2001.

"In July 2004, Halliburton received from an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas a grand jury subpoena requesting the production of documents. We intend to cooperate with the government's investigation," Halliburton said in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Halliburton Subpoenaed Over Unit's Iran Work

This is for stuff done while Ol' "Fuck Yourself" was still in charge. Trading with the enemy doesn't even make these thugs raise an eyebrow, but the timing is interesting, coming as it does when the attempt to tie Iran to 9/11 is gearing up...

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