05.Nov.2010 Bribes And Consolation Payments
$500 is how much extra pay US military servicemembers are entitled to receive for each month their service is involuntarily extended under the “stop loss” program.
$534 million is how much Congress “generously” allocated for the stop loss payments.
$243 million is how much of that has actually been paid, one month before the deadline for filing claims.
$19.8 million is how much the US Defense Department has awarded to Tidewater, Inc. in “marine support” contracts in the past five years.
$7.35 million is the criminal fine Tidewater has agreed to pay the US Security and Exchange Commission for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The company ordered an agent to bribe customs officials in Nigeria.
$6.1 billion is how much the Pentagon has awarded to Shell in fuel contracts in the past five years.