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August 23, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former high-ranking Air Force official pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting bribes and conspiring to defraud the government in the Operation Ill Wind investigation of Pentagon procurement fraud. Acting Atty. Gen. William P. Barr said the guilty plea by Victor D. Cohen was the 50th conviction obtained under the Ill Wind probe, which has been handled by the Naval Investigative Service, the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Alexandria, Va.
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August 23, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former high-ranking Air Force official pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting bribes and conspiring to defraud the government in the Operation Ill Wind investigation of Pentagon procurement fraud. Acting Atty. Gen. William P. Barr said the guilty plea by Victor D. Cohen was the 50th conviction obtained under the Ill Wind probe, which has been handled by the Naval Investigative Service, the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Alexandria, Va.
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July 20, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of hours of telephone conversations involving Melvyn R. Paisley, a primary figure in the Pentagon fraud investigation, were recorded illegally by the government and should not be used against Paisley, the former Navy official's attorneys said Tuesday.
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March 29, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High-living defense consultant William M. Galvin, a central figure in the Ill Wind probe of Pentagon corruption, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he bribed two senior Defense Department officials to help his clients win lucrative military contracts. Galvin, who also pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges, said in court documents that former Assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn R.
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December 28, 1988 | RUTH MARCUS, The Washington Post
A top civilian official of the Air Force, Victor D. Cohen, "used his official position" to help consultant William M. Galvin and his defense contractor clients in exchange for "payments and other gratuities" for at least six years, according to documents released Tuesday in the Pentagon procurement scandal. An affidavit ordered unsealed Tuesday by a federal magistrate in Hyattsville, Md.
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December 9, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loral Corp., one of the nation's largest defense electronics firms, pleaded guilty Friday to fraud and conspiracy charges arising from the ongoing Ill Wind investigation into corruption in Pentagon procurement. Loral, based in New York, admitted hiring a Washington defense consultant to illegally influence the awarding of contracts worth millions of dollars for an Air Force radar warning system and a Navy blimp. The company, in a plea bargain accepted in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va.
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March 29, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High-living defense consultant William M. Galvin, a central figure in the Ill Wind probe of Pentagon corruption, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he bribed two senior Defense Department officials to help his clients win lucrative military contracts. Galvin, who also pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges, said in court documents that former Assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn R.
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September 16, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
The federal investigation of Washington defense consultant William M. Galvin, a central figure in the Pentagon procurement scandal, has focused on his work for 10 defense contractors--including Beverly Hills-based Litton Industries, according to newly obtained court records.
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June 15, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writers
The FBI, investigating major fraud and bribery allegations involving large defense contractors across the country and at least two top military officials, seized records Tuesday at offices in the Pentagon and at the plants of several defense firms, including some in California. Search warrants were executed as part of "a two-year nationwide investigation regarding possible widespread fraudulent activity within the Department of Defense's contracting process," FBI officials said.
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June 17, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writers
In a scheme that government sources describe as a blueprint for the type of widespread defense contract fraud and bribery now being investigated by the FBI, former Assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn Paisley allegedly provided McDonnell Douglas Corp. with crucial information for its F-18 fighter plane program and other weapons systems, according to documents released Thursday.
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December 9, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loral Corp., one of the nation's largest defense electronics firms, pleaded guilty Friday to fraud and conspiracy charges arising from the ongoing Ill Wind investigation into corruption in Pentagon procurement. Loral, based in New York, admitted hiring a Washington defense consultant to illegally influence the awarding of contracts worth millions of dollars for an Air Force radar warning system and a Navy blimp. The company, in a plea bargain accepted in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va.
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December 28, 1988 | RUTH MARCUS, The Washington Post
A top civilian official of the Air Force, Victor D. Cohen, "used his official position" to help consultant William M. Galvin and his defense contractor clients in exchange for "payments and other gratuities" for at least six years, according to documents released Tuesday in the Pentagon procurement scandal. An affidavit ordered unsealed Tuesday by a federal magistrate in Hyattsville, Md.
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October 11, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER and MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writers
During three decades as a military analyst, Victor D. Cohen has cultivated a reputation as a no-nonsense champion of waste-free national defense. His critiques have killed major weapons systems; his barbs have torpedoed military planners' schemes. Yet for most of the last three years, Cohen, the Air Force's chief tactical warfare expert, has himself been the subject of near-constant investigation for alleged misconduct wholly at odds with his image as one of the Pentagon's good guys.
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September 16, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
The federal investigation of Washington defense consultant William M. Galvin, a central figure in the Pentagon procurement scandal, has focused on his work for 10 defense contractors--including Beverly Hills-based Litton Industries, according to newly obtained court records.
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July 26, 1988 | MARK ARAX and GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writers
A San Fernando Valley-based weapons manufacturer is a subject of two federal investigations into possible defense procurement fraud, according to federal agents, one involving its ties to the Pentagon and the other involving its work with subcontractors. The first investigation into the Marquardt Co. of Van Nuys began more than two years ago and focuses on its ties to Victor D. Cohen, 52, an Air Force deputy assistant secretary overseeing tactical warfare systems.
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July 20, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of hours of telephone conversations involving Melvyn R. Paisley, a primary figure in the Pentagon fraud investigation, were recorded illegally by the government and should not be used against Paisley, the former Navy official's attorneys said Tuesday.
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June 30, 1988 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
A top-secret missile called Tacit Rainbow was beset with so many problems in 1985 that scientists at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center recommended that the contract be killed. Then, former Assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn R. Paisley stepped in. Paisley, now under investigation in the Pentagon procurement scandal, overruled the scientists and kept the multimillion-dollar project alive, The Times has learned.
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July 26, 1988 | MARK ARAX and GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writers
A San Fernando Valley-based weapons manufacturer is a subject of two federal investigations into possible defense procurement fraud, according to federal agents, one involving its ties to the Pentagon and the other involving its work with subcontractors. The first investigation into the Marquardt Co. of Van Nuys began more than two years ago and focuses on its ties to Victor D. Cohen, 52, an Air Force deputy assistant secretary overseeing tactical warfare systems.
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June 30, 1988 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
A top-secret missile called Tacit Rainbow was beset with so many problems in 1985 that scientists at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center recommended that the contract be killed. Then, former Assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn R. Paisley stepped in. Paisley, now under investigation in the Pentagon procurement scandal, overruled the scientists and kept the multimillion-dollar project alive, The Times has learned.
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June 30, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
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.
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