(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Hector Igbikiowubo With Agency Reports
The legal hurdles which has attended Halliburton's over work in Nigeria, Iraq and Iran continues to mount following the company's latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which disclosed that a federal grand jury is probing possible criminal wrongdoing regarding payments to secure construction work in Nigeria.
Halliburton reported for the first time that "payments may have been made to Nigerian officials" by an agent representing Halliburton and three other construction firms who are building the liquefied natural gas plant.
Another grand jury is hearing evidence in Houston about the company's dealings in Iran, and a …