December 4, 1996 |
The company that holds the government contract to make the nation's highest combat decoration was fined $80,000 for selling 300 bootleg Medals of Honor. H.L.I. Lordship Industries Inc. of Hauppage, N.Y., also will give the government $22,500 it received for illegally selling the bogus medals for $75 apiece at memorabilia shows from 1991 to 1994. "True Medal of Honor recipients and their families have a right to be outraged by [Lordship's] conduct," U.S. District Judge William G.