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March 28, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Rex Niles knew how to do it right. You wanted dinner in a classy place. Rex knew just where to go. A weekend skiing? Rex had a condo up at Mammoth; no problem. Having a little trouble paying the bills this month? Rex would handle it.
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March 28, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Rex Niles knew how to do it right. You wanted dinner in a classy place. Rex knew just where to go. A weekend skiing? Rex had a condo up at Mammoth; no problem. Having a little trouble paying the bills this month? Rex would handle it.
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February 13, 1987 | From United Press International
A former aerospace worker was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in a halfway house and fined $2,500 for accepting kickbacks on subcontracts for military communications systems. Carl Andy Romero, 70, was also placed on three years' probation by U. S. District Judge J. Spencer Letts, who could have sentenced him to nine years in prison. The Westminster man, a former senior buyer for Datron Systems Inc. in Simi Valley, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles on Jan.
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September 30, 1986 | From United Press International
A former aerospace worker admitted in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Monday that he accepted $1,970 in kickbacks on subcontracts for the B-52 bomber and two Navy jet fighters. Kenneth Leroy Pipho, 43, of Sun Valley was one of 19 men charged in July in Operation DEFCON, a sweeping investigation by the FBI and other agencies into kickbacks within the Southern California defense industry. Pipho's latest admission followed his guilty pleas Aug.
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November 10, 1987 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
A Simi Valley salesman, who went from a target in a sweeping federal crackdown on corruption in the defense industry to star informant, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony charges. Rex Blaine Niles, 49, wore a hidden microphone to record negotiations with others in the defense-materials business, providing evidence that led to indictments against 19 salesmen and purchasing agents, Assistant U.S. Atty. William C. Price said. Niles pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge J.
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April 17, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Rex Niles knew how to do it right. You wanted dinner in a classy place. Rex knew just where to go. A weekend skiing? Rex had a condo up at Mammoth; no problem. Having a little trouble paying the bills this month? Rex would handle it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A former manufacturing representative whose testimony was crucial to the convictions of 19 aerospace employees was placed on five years' probation Thursday, concluding what authorities said was an "unprecedented" undercover investigation of kickbacks in Southern California's defense industry.
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July 25, 1986 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
Nineteen former defense-industry purchasing agents and suppliers involved in subcontracts on a dozen of the nation's most sensitive military projects were indicted on bribery and kickback charges Thursday in Los Angeles as part of a federal crackdown on "widespread and longstanding" defense industry corruption. Describing bribery and kickbacks as "a cancer on the defense industry," U.S. Atty. Robert C.
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July 17, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It was bidding time again at Hughes Aircraft Co., and this time purchasing supervisor Philip Kaiser told a parts supplier that he did not want another European vacation. This time, he wanted a Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta. But the supplier, which had already spent $11,000 sending Kaiser to Europe twice to obtain business from Hughes, balked. As the FBI secretly recorded the conversations, the parts supplier continued to resist demands to pay for the car.
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