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Defense Department / Corruption Investigation #116316

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Pentagon officials reported relieved of defense contract procurement duties pending outcome of Justice Department probe of Defense Department [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - explains Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci's decision.] Carlucci reported taking no action against defense contractors under investigation. [Defense budget project spokesperson Gordon ADAMS - discusses contract awards.] Bids open to investigation noted including those from United Techs. Corporation and McDonnell Douglas Corp.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Response by Congressmen under investigation in defense industry probe reported [Representatives Bill CHAPPELL, Roy DYSON - issue denials.] Ongoing investigation of Chappell, Dyson, Representatives Andrew Ireland and Sam. Stratton explained. [IRELAND - denies being investigated.] [Representative Les ASPIN - says issue must be investigated by Congress] Senator reported interested in studying Pentagon's costly use of consultants.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis

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