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July 23, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Electric Co. pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges and agreed to pay $69 million in criminal and civil penalties Wednesday in a massive fraud and bribery scandal involving the sale of military jet engines to Israel. In a federal court in Cincinnati, GE agreed to reimburse the U.S. Treasury $59.5 million to resolve a civil fraud suit, making it the largest settlement of a whistle-blower-initiated government fraud lawsuit in U.S. history. The company also agreed to a $9.
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December 28, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years ago, in the face of mounting costs, the United States withdrew from an elaborate project to help build an advanced combat aircraft for Israel. The idea was scrubbed--or so it seemed. Now, to the consternation of U.S. officials, much of the American know-how and initial planning for the canceled "Lavi" fighter plane are about to be put to use in China. U.S.
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NEWS
December 28, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years ago, in the face of mounting costs, the United States withdrew from an elaborate project to help build an advanced combat aircraft for Israel. The idea was scrubbed--or so it seemed. Now, to the consternation of U.S. officials, much of the American know-how and initial planning for the canceled "Lavi" fighter plane are about to be put to use in China. U.S.
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April 12, 1994 | Associated Press
The Clinton Administration intends to sell Israel up to 25 new F-15I fighter-bombers, the first transfer to another country of such a sophisticated plane, the Pentagon announced Monday. Congress has the authority to stop the $2.4-billion sale, but backers of the arrangement say it will not be blocked. The aircraft will be built by McDonnell Douglas Corp., which is based in St. Louis.
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February 10, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens is flying to Washington today to seek approval for Israel's plans to avenge Iraqi missile assaults and to lobby for more military aid, government officials said Saturday.
NEWS
January 1, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israel's controversial Lavi jet fighter made what its test pilot termed a successful 30-minute maiden flight Wednesday, three months behind schedule but four crucial days before the arrival here of the plane's key Pentagon critic. The flight was seen here as a preemptive strike by proponents of the Lavi who would otherwise have been in a much weaker position to debate alternative American proposals expected to be put forth when U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Dov S.
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September 1, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a flurry of diplomatic maneuvers surrounding the confrontation with Iraq, President Bush has agreed to cancel $7.1 billion in debts Egypt owes the United States for military equipment, is considering a massive new sale of weapons to Israel and may meet within the week with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Administration officials said Friday. At the same time, U.S.
NEWS
April 12, 1994 | Associated Press
The Clinton Administration intends to sell Israel up to 25 new F-15I fighter-bombers, the first transfer to another country of such a sophisticated plane, the Pentagon announced Monday. Congress has the authority to stop the $2.4-billion sale, but backers of the arrangement say it will not be blocked. The aircraft will be built by McDonnell Douglas Corp., which is based in St. Louis.
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August 4, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq's invasion of Kuwait has mixed implications for Israel, which finds itself in a more dangerous Middle East environment but which may now be able to repair frayed relations with the United States, Israeli observers say. Indeed, some experts have concluded that Washington suddenly will rediscover Israel as an important military ally in an unstable region.
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October 23, 1990 | Reuters
The Senate voted Monday to authorize $700 million in additional military aid to Israel to help it meet the potential threat posed by Iraq. A lone fight by Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) to delete the provision from a pending foreign aid bill was defeated by a 97-1 vote. Byrd said Israel did not need additional aid. In another action, the Senate approved a provision making Americans held hostage in Iraq or in hiding eligible for government pay of about $24,000 a year.
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September 15, 1993 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration is considering the transfer of sophisticated new weaponry to Israel as concrete evidence of its pledge to strengthen Israel's security in the wake of its agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Electric Co. pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges and agreed to pay $69 million in criminal and civil penalties Wednesday in a massive fraud and bribery scandal involving the sale of military jet engines to Israel. In a federal court in Cincinnati, GE agreed to reimburse the U.S. Treasury $59.5 million to resolve a civil fraud suit, making it the largest settlement of a whistle-blower-initiated government fraud lawsuit in U.S. history. The company also agreed to a $9.
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
July 5, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel, America's combative ally and the largest recipient of U.S. aid, is asking Washington to boost military assistance by nearly 40%, from $1.8 billion to $2.5 billion a year. The request was confirmed Thursday in a speech by Defense Minister Moshe Arens, whose proposal comes as the Bush Administration is seeking controls to end a spiraling arms race in a region that has had at least a war a decade over the last 40 years.
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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.
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September 22, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee met privately with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Bandar ibn Sultan the week before last, they thought they were in for a routine update on events in the Persian Gulf. What the Saudi prince told them, however, was about a stunning development here in the nation's capital: The Bush Administration had decided to sell Saudi Arabia more than $20 billion in advanced weapons--the biggest single arms transfer in history. California Rep.
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September 29, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, completing four days of intense high-level diplomacy, said Friday that growing numbers of countries are ready to consider the use of military force to end Iraq's invasion of Kuwait if peaceful means prove inadequate.
NEWS
February 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Experts from the U.S. maker of the Patriot anti-missile system, Raytheon, are in Israel to improve the performance of the nation's only defense against Iraqi missile attacks, Israel Radio said. The Americans have been in Israel for three days, it said. The United States rushed several Patriot batteries to Israel after Iraq began firing Scud missiles at Tel Aviv and Haifa. Patriot missiles have been used to intercept some of the Scuds. Raytheon, of Lexington, Mass.
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February 15, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With acid humor, a Foreign Ministry official remarked that Israeli bomber pilots are not the only ones who need a friend-or-foe code that would permit them to raid Iraq and not run afoul of patrolling American warplanes. A similar code, he suggested, ought to be distributed to Israeli dignitaries on visits to Washington to make sure they can safely navigate the sometimes inhospitable halls of power there.
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