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July 12, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, abruptly reversing course, announced Monday that the Pentagon will resume payments on nine Navy contracts that had been suspended 10 days ago because of suspicions that they were tainted by fraud or bribery. Carlucci announced the freezing of payments on $1.
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January 25, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
The Navy has lifted its suspension order against a unit of Varian Associates, a Palo Alto electronics company implicated in the federal "Ill Wind" investigation of fraud in Pentagon purchasing, officials said Tuesday. Under unusual settlement terms, the company agreed to pay the Navy's as yet undetermined cost of investigating the Varian unit.
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July 1, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers and
One late September day in 1987, Alexandria, Va.-based defense consultant Mark C. Saunders called Varian Continental Electronics Inc. executive Joe Bradley in Dallas with an enticing proposition, according to federal court documents disclosed Thursday. Saunders, who had been retained by an Arlington, Va., company to draft a transmitter contract for the Pentagon, told Bradley that he could write the proposal in a way that would guarantee Varian the job, the documents say.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, abruptly reversing course, announced Monday that the Pentagon will resume payments on nine Navy contracts that had been suspended 10 days ago because of suspicions that they were tainted by fraud or bribery. Carlucci announced the freezing of payments on $1.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Federal investigators, relying heavily on an elaborate network of electronic surveillance, said they were able to track step-by-step the activities of private defense consultants as they bought and sold secret information on defense contracts, according to court documents made public Thursday.
NEWS
July 2, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writers
The Pentagon is suspending payments on nine Navy contracts worth more than $1.2 billion because they may have been tainted by bribes paid to a Navy official in exchange for inside information, Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci said Friday. Carlucci, in an unambiguous message to the defense industry that contract corruption will not be tolerated, also said the Pentagon would review all contracts with four major defense contractors--Litton Industries Inc. of Beverly Hills, Hazeltine Corp.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
The Navy has lifted its suspension order against a unit of Varian Associates, a Palo Alto electronics company implicated in the federal "Ill Wind" investigation of fraud in Pentagon purchasing, officials said Tuesday. Under unusual settlement terms, the company agreed to pay the Navy's as yet undetermined cost of investigating the Varian unit.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1988 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Varian Associates, a granddaddy of high technology in Silicon Valley that has been criticized in recent years for failure to mesh its far-flung operations, now finds that a Texas company it bought three years ago has pushed it into the Pentagon procurement scandal. On Friday, Defense Secretary Frank C.
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July 10, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writers
In 1982, when Mark C. Saunders was the civilian procurement chief for a division of the Navy's Electronic Systems Command, he pleaded guilty to using inside information on a $58-million Navy contract to make a small killing on the stock market. He paid a $5,000 fine, reimbursed the government for his $9,000 stock earnings and was fired from the Navy. But that did not stop Saunders from continuing to earn a living off the $150-billion-a-year Defense Department procurement budget.
NEWS
July 2, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writers
The Pentagon is suspending payments on nine Navy contracts worth more than $1.2 billion because they may have been tainted by bribes paid to a Navy official in exchange for inside information, Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci said Friday. Carlucci, in an unambiguous message to the defense industry that contract corruption will not be tolerated, also said the Pentagon would review all contracts with four major defense contractors--Litton Industries Inc. of Beverly Hills, Hazeltine Corp.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1988 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Varian Associates, a granddaddy of high technology in Silicon Valley that has been criticized in recent years for failure to mesh its far-flung operations, now finds that a Texas company it bought three years ago has pushed it into the Pentagon procurement scandal. On Friday, Defense Secretary Frank C.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers and
One late September day in 1987, Alexandria, Va.-based defense consultant Mark C. Saunders called Varian Continental Electronics Inc. executive Joe Bradley in Dallas with an enticing proposition, according to federal court documents disclosed Thursday. Saunders, who had been retained by an Arlington, Va., company to draft a transmitter contract for the Pentagon, told Bradley that he could write the proposal in a way that would guarantee Varian the job, the documents say.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Federal investigators, relying heavily on an elaborate network of electronic surveillance, said they were able to track step-by-step the activities of private defense consultants as they bought and sold secret information on defense contracts, according to court documents made public Thursday.
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