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British lawyer to plead guilty in bribery case

An attorney for a British lawyer fighting extradition to the United States to face charges that he helped bribe Nigerian officials says his client will plead guilty in the case.

An attorney for a British lawyer fighting extradition to the United States to face charges that he helped bribe Nigerian officials says his client will plead guilty in the case.

Bradley Simon says 62-year-old Jeffrey Tesler is on his way to Houston and will plead guilty Friday. However, he wouldn't say to what Tesler would plead guilty.

A federal grand jury in Houston indicted Tesler in 2009 on 11 counts of helping steer bribe money from a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary, Houston-based Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC. It accused Tesler of helping to bribe Nigerian officials to win more than $6 billion in construction contracts.

Britain's High Court ruled in January that Tesler could be extradited to the United States.

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