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June 6, 1992 | Associated Press
The Pentagon on Friday lifted a contract suspension against General Electric Co.'s giant aircraft engine division after the company promised to take steps to prevent corruption. The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency lifted the suspension five days after it was imposed for alleged fraud by GE in an engine sale to Israel.
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July 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
General Electric is ready to plead guilty to criminal charges--and pay a $70-million fine--to settle charges of alleged fraud in selling military jet engines to Israel, a newspaper reported Friday. The company is expected to plead guilty July 22 to charges that it filed false claims totaling more than $40 million with the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Pentagon. Prosecutors also allege that GE gave Israeli Air Force Gen. Rami Dotan $7.
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BUSINESS
July 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
General Electric is ready to plead guilty to criminal charges--and pay a $70-million fine--to settle charges of alleged fraud in selling military jet engines to Israel, a newspaper reported Friday. The company is expected to plead guilty July 22 to charges that it filed false claims totaling more than $40 million with the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Pentagon. Prosecutors also allege that GE gave Israeli Air Force Gen. Rami Dotan $7.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1992 | Associated Press
The Pentagon on Friday lifted a contract suspension against General Electric Co.'s giant aircraft engine division after the company promised to take steps to prevent corruption. The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency lifted the suspension five days after it was imposed for alleged fraud by GE in an engine sale to Israel.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department on Monday substantially expanded a major defense fraud case against General Electric Co., saying in new court documents that the company illegally diverted more than $40 million from U.S. military aid funds earmarked for Israel. The filing in a Cincinnati federal court was the latest revelation in a scandal that has rocked the Israeli Air Force and embarrassed GE, the nation's third-largest defense contractor. The Justice Department alleges that $7.
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March 19, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of a guilty plea by an Israeli air force purchasing officer, details emerged Monday of a major and intricate scandal involving millions of dollars in theft, kickbacks and fraud in the procurement of airplane engines and other equipment from U.S. firms. Brig. Gen. Rami Dotan, who once headed the air force's quartermaster corps, admitted to $12 million in illicit earnings over nearly 10 years.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Electric Co. unlawfully diverted $30 million from U.S. military aid funds earmarked for Israel, according to a government-backed lawsuit made public Wednesday. The suit, originally filed last November by longtime GE employee Chester Walsh, alleges that key GE employees based in Cincinnati, together with Israeli Air Force Brig. Gen. Rami Dotan, falsified documents to misdirect the funds.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Israel Aid Probe Nets First Guilty Plea: Benjamin Sonnenschein, owner of two New Jersey defense firms, pleaded guilty to federal charges that he failed to report foreign currency transactions and a foreign bank account. Sonnenschein also agreed to return $2.8 million to the government. Sonnenschein was president of Yrret Co. and Air Tech, two firms in Fairlawn, N.J., which received $5.3 million in subcontracts from Pratt & Whitney and diverted most of it to former Israel Air Force Gen.
NEWS
December 20, 1990 | from Reuters
Israeli military police have arrested two senior air force officers suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar defense purchasing fraud. Security sources say more arrests are likely. The armed forces chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Shomron, Wednesday vowed a purge as word of the scandal filled local newspapers and sent shock waves through the defense establishment. "We will remove from our midst all this dirt until no sign remains.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Pentagon has suspended future contracts with General Electric Co.'s aircraft engines division in Ohio because of alleged fraud in selling military jet engines to Israel, the government and a GE official said Monday. The action stems from a scheme in which former Israeli Air Force Gen. Rami Dotan and a former GE marketing employee, Herbert Steindler, diverted millions in U.S. funds intended for Israel. GE fired Steindler in 1991.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department on Monday substantially expanded a major defense fraud case against General Electric Co., saying in new court documents that the company illegally diverted more than $40 million from U.S. military aid funds earmarked for Israel. The filing in a Cincinnati federal court was the latest revelation in a scandal that has rocked the Israeli Air Force and embarrassed GE, the nation's third-largest defense contractor. The Justice Department alleges that $7.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Electric Co. unlawfully diverted $30 million from U.S. military aid funds earmarked for Israel, according to a government-backed lawsuit made public Wednesday. The suit, originally filed last November by longtime GE employee Chester Walsh, alleges that key GE employees based in Cincinnati, together with Israeli Air Force Brig. Gen. Rami Dotan, falsified documents to misdirect the funds.
NEWS
March 19, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of a guilty plea by an Israeli air force purchasing officer, details emerged Monday of a major and intricate scandal involving millions of dollars in theft, kickbacks and fraud in the procurement of airplane engines and other equipment from U.S. firms. Brig. Gen. Rami Dotan, who once headed the air force's quartermaster corps, admitted to $12 million in illicit earnings over nearly 10 years.
NEWS
December 20, 1990 | From the Washington Post
A major scandal involving allegations of kickbacks and fraud in the purchase of U.S. weapons has rocked Israel's air force, implicating a number of senior officials as well as several employees of U.S. defense firms, official sources and Israeli news reports said Wednesday. According to the reports, as many as a dozen senior air force and Defense Ministry officials may be charged as a result of a police investigation into the air force's procurement of equipment from U.S. contractors.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1992 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. District Court on Friday awarded a former General Electric Co. employee $13.4 million for his efforts in exposing a scandal involving the sale of U.S. military jets to Israel in the 1980s. The award by U.S. District Judge Carl B. Rubin is apparently the largest ever under the False Claims Act, a federal statute designed to encourage whistle-blowers to reveal fraud against the U.S. government. It is the latest turn in a complex international scandal that was brought to light by Chester A.
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