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July 2, 1988 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Retired Adm. James A. (Ace) Lyons Jr. said Friday his name became linked to the Pentagon bribery and fraud scandal because top Navy officials approved a consulting contract for him with McDonnell Douglas Corp. last December at a time when they knew the FBI's secret investigation was under way. Lyons, in an interview with The Times, accused federal investigators and a group of "vindictive zealots" inside the Pentagon of conducting a smear campaign against him and former Navy Secretary John F.
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August 5, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
McDonnell Douglas, the nation's largest defense contractor, has launched an internal investigation into its use of former top-level Defense Department officials as procurement consultants, the firm's chief executive said Thursday. The St. Louis-based company's relationship with Melvyn R.
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August 5, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
McDonnell Douglas, the nation's largest defense contractor, has launched an internal investigation into its use of former top-level Defense Department officials as procurement consultants, the firm's chief executive said Thursday. The St. Louis-based company's relationship with Melvyn R.
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July 2, 1988 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Retired Adm. James A. (Ace) Lyons Jr. said Friday his name became linked to the Pentagon bribery and fraud scandal because top Navy officials approved a consulting contract for him with McDonnell Douglas Corp. last December at a time when they knew the FBI's secret investigation was under way. Lyons, in an interview with The Times, accused federal investigators and a group of "vindictive zealots" inside the Pentagon of conducting a smear campaign against him and former Navy Secretary John F.
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June 30, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Operation Ill Wind blew like a hurricane through the homes and offices of Pentagon and defense industry officials over the past two weeks as FBI agents began seizing evidence of what they believe is massive corruption in the $150-billion-a-year Defense Department weapons-buying system. And the investigation is rapidly accumulating a cast of characters almost as vast and varied as the mountains of documents swept up by the FBI.
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