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2008-09-05 12:05:00

A former executive of a U.S. company has pleaded guilty to bribing Nigerian officials to share in a $6 billion project, officials in Lagos say. Albert Stanley, formerly with Global Engineering, Construction and Services Co. of Houston, admitted the bribe to secure contracts to build liquefied natural gas facilities in Bonny Island. He admitted in Houston federal court that he paid $182 million for engineering, procurement and construction contracts, the U.S. Justice Department said. The...

2008-09-04 09:05:00

By Stephen Foley A former colleague of the US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, has pleaded guilty to funnelling millions of dollars in bribes to win lucrative contracts in Nigeria for Halliburton, during the period in the Nineties when Mr Cheney ran the giant oil and gas services company. Albert Stanley, who was appointed by Mr Cheney as chief executive of Halliburton's subsidiary KBR, admitted using a north London lawyer to channel payments to Nigerian officials as part of a bribery scheme...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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