On February 6, 2009, former Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root LLC (KBR) was charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a decade-long, multi-national scheme to bribe Nigerian officials. From 1994 until 2004, KBR, a Houston-based engineering and construction firm, was part of a joint venture with Japanese, French and Italian companies to design and build a liquefied natural gas production facility on Bonny Island, Nigeria.