October 19, 1991 |
Melvyn R. Paisley, a former assistant secretary of the Navy and the highest-ranking target of the long-running Operation Ill Wind defense procurement investigation, was sentenced Friday to four years in prison without parole. The sentence for the ailing, 66-year-old Paisley is the stiffest so far in the broad investigation into corruption in the military's $100-billion-a-year purchasing program. So far, 52 individuals and corporations have been convicted in the ongoing inquiry.
September 21, 1990 |
Defense consultant William M. Galvin was sentenced to 32 months in prison today for bribing two senior Pentagon officials to influence the awarding of lucrative military contracts. Galvin, 59, a major figure in the defense procurement scandal, was also fined $10,000 by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton in Alexandria, Va., on his guilty plea to conspiracy, bribery and tax evasion. With another 32-month prison term given to a former Unisys Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1989
The editorial was an outstanding summation on the culpability of a failed nomination. The defense procurement scandal is one of the biggest problems the Pentagon and the country face. For a President to nominate and senators to vote for an individual with even an iota of a question as to the individual's involvement in such activity is real evidence of partisan politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1985
In each new defense procurement scandal, one looks in vain for assurance that anyone will be seriously and personally punished. We may be witnessing the promulgation of a new legal principle that might be called "corporate gremlinship," after the mythical saboteurs of military aircraft in World War II. Now that the so-called Department of Justice has given the new doctrine its most spectacularly successful test in the E.F. Hutton check-kiting case,...