By Solomon Hughes in Britain:
BAE‘s perfect match
Wednesday 31 March 2010
The appointment of one of Bush Jnr’s crazy gang to the BAE board was ignored by the British press, but US reporters are shocked such about a high official joining a company that recently had to promise the US government not to bribe any more high officials.
BAE also had to pay $447 million to settle charges about bribing the Saudis. The US press thinks that BAE promising not to bribe government officials while giving jobs to government officials looks a bit tacky.
Chertoff was the head of the criminal division of the US Justice Department from 2001 to 2003. He was promoted to head of homeland security in January 2005.
A US District Court accepted guilty pleas on corruption charges from car giant Daimler on Thursday on behalf of its Russian and German subsidiaries: here.