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Vol 46 No 15

Published 22nd July 2005


Nigeria

Notes on a scandal

Wojciech Chodan, an executive with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), has emerged as the Samuel Pepys of the Nigeria gas scandal. At many key meetings, Chodan took copious notes of the discussions, the schemes proposed, the names of the individuals 'to be covered' (rewarded) and the ways such techniques might escape attention by the regulatory and tax authorities. Some five volumes of Chodan's notes have been unearthed by Halliburton lawyers Baker Botts and passed to the French and United States' investigators and to the Nigerian authorities.

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