- (EIRNS) -- Halliburton stock options held by Dick Cheney
rose 3,281% since October, 2004,according to figures compiled by Sen.
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), reports rawstory website today.
- The options were worth $241,498, now they are worth $8
- In a Sept. 15 statement, as Halliburton was getting no-bid
contracts for repairs following Hurricane Katrina, Lautenberg said that
Cheney should divest himself of these Halliburton holdings.
- "Halliburton has already raked in more thant $10
billion from the Bush-Cheney administration for work in Iraq, and now they
are being awarded some of the first Katrina contracts. It is unseemly for
the Vice President to continue to benefit from this company at the same
time his Administration funnels billions of dollars to it.''