June 21, 1988 |
A former Pentagon investigator who alerted Congress to "systemwide" procurement fraud problems three years ago said Monday that abuse was so extensive that sensitive military documents were treated "like a Sears & Roebuck catalogue" and profits gained by trading classified information made "drug money look like a drop in the bucket." Robert L.
July 15, 1988 |
James E. Gaines, a high-ranking Navy official named in the massive Pentagon fraud case, is suspected of passing secret information about a highly sensitive anti-submarine warfare project to his former boss, Melvyn R. Paisley, after Paisley left the Navy Department to become a private defense consultant, The Times has learned. Federal agents sought documents related to the project, managed by the Boeing Co.
June 30, 1988 |
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.
November 21, 1992 |
To see what a little teamwork can do, Peninsula High tailback James Durroh suggests examining the particulars of his team's 20-14 Southern Section Division III victory over Ventura on Friday night. The record shows the host Panthers rushing for 359 yards and gaining 14 first downs. According to Durroh, numbers such as those prove that everybody was doing their job. "There was not one missed blocking assignment the whole night," said Durroh, who carried 30 times for 251 yards and two touchdowns.
December 4, 1991 |
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.
September 23, 2007 |
It's hard to ignore the glaring and suggestive connections between the two great rebellions that closed the 18th century and ushered in the modern era: our own Revolution, which severed our bond with imperial Britain and installed a democracy in its place; and the French Revolution, which signaled, though it did not achieve, the end of monarchy as a viable mode of government.