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December 4, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another former high-ranking Navy official was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges that he passed procurement secrets to defense consultants in exchange for gifts. In an investigation widely known as Operation Ill Wind, James E.
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May 30, 1992 | Associated Press
A former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for accepting gifts from consultants for defense contractors in exchange for classified military procurement documents. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton said James E. Gaines, 64, could serve his jail time in a community facility. Hilton rejected Gaines' request to serve the time at home. Gaines also was placed on two years of probation and fined $5,000.
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March 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former deputy assistant Navy secretary has been convicted in federal court in Alexandria, Va., of abusing his public office by accepting gifts in exchange for funneling classified military procurement documents to consultants working for major defense contractors. James E. Gaines, 64, was cleared of a conspiracy charge but the jury in the five-day trial found him guilty of accepting an illegal gratuity, theft and conversion of government property, and use of a telephone in a crime.
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March 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former deputy assistant Navy secretary has been convicted in federal court in Alexandria, Va., of abusing his public office by accepting gifts in exchange for funneling classified military procurement documents to consultants working for major defense contractors. James E. Gaines, 64, was cleared of a conspiracy charge but the jury in the five-day trial found him guilty of accepting an illegal gratuity, theft and conversion of government property, and use of a telephone in a crime.
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May 30, 1992 | Associated Press
A former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for accepting gifts from consultants for defense contractors in exchange for classified military procurement documents. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton said James E. Gaines, 64, could serve his jail time in a community facility. Hilton rejected Gaines' request to serve the time at home. Gaines also was placed on two years of probation and fined $5,000.
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October 8, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Former Asst. Navy Secretary Melvyn R. Paisley, a central figure in the Pentagon procurement scandal, was in frequent contact with his previous employer, Boeing Co., during periods of his Pentagon service when he had foresworn such contacts to avoid conflicts of interest, according to congressional investigators.
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July 27, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Federal agents are investigating the circumstances under which James E. Gaines, a top Navy official linked to the Pentagon fraud investigation, received a lengthy briefing on a sensitive anti-submarine warfare system being developed by the Boeing Co. at a time when he was officially barred from dealing with the aerospace giant, the Navy said Tuesday.
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July 2, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writers
The FBI conducted a criminal investigation of then-Assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn R. Paisley in 1983 based on allegations of bribery and electronic eavesdropping during his career in private business, but a U.S. attorney decided against prosecution, The Times learned Friday. Paisley's main accuser was James E. Durst, who had served as an executive with Paisley at the Boeing Co.
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June 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Authorities investigating allegations of fraud in the Pentagon's weapons-buying contracts have videotapes of consultants allegedly bribing Pentagon officials, NBC News reported Friday, the same day a Senate committee considered suspending payments to contractors under investigation. The officials in the videotapes are Victor Cohen, a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force, and James E.
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July 26, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
The Defense Department has revoked the security clearances of six Pentagon employees implicated in the procurement fraud scandal, Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci announced Monday. The officials whose clearances were lifted include high-ranking Navy purchasing officer James E. Gaines and Air Force procurement official Victor D. Cohen, whose Pentagon offices were searched by FBI agents in June.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another former high-ranking Navy official was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges that he passed procurement secrets to defense consultants in exchange for gifts. In an investigation widely known as Operation Ill Wind, James E.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Former Asst. Navy Secretary Melvyn R. Paisley, a central figure in the Pentagon procurement scandal, was in frequent contact with his previous employer, Boeing Co., during periods of his Pentagon service when he had foresworn such contacts to avoid conflicts of interest, according to congressional investigators.
NEWS
July 27, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Federal agents are investigating the circumstances under which James E. Gaines, a top Navy official linked to the Pentagon fraud investigation, received a lengthy briefing on a sensitive anti-submarine warfare system being developed by the Boeing Co. at a time when he was officially barred from dealing with the aerospace giant, the Navy said Tuesday.
NEWS
July 2, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writers
The FBI conducted a criminal investigation of then-Assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn R. Paisley in 1983 based on allegations of bribery and electronic eavesdropping during his career in private business, but a U.S. attorney decided against prosecution, The Times learned Friday. Paisley's main accuser was James E. Durst, who had served as an executive with Paisley at the Boeing Co.
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June 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci has issued a directive specifying that any Pentagon employee under scrutiny in the unfolding bribery investigation must be reassigned to a new job, a spokesman said today. Sources said six employees have been reassigned so far.
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June 25, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
Last year, in the middle of the undercover investigation into massive fraud and bribery in the nation's weapons contract system, defense security officials moved to limit access to the Pentagon for more than 1.4 million retired military personnel but were rebuffed when high-ranking retirees objected to the proposal, The Times has learned.
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