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Defense Department / Corruption Investigation #116418

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 26, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Defense by ex-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger against criticism that he failed to control defense contracts procedures thus leading to Pentagon corruption currently under investigation reported [On "This Wk.", Senator David PRYOR - says Weinberger and Navy Secretary John Lehman did not meet their responsibilities.] [On" This Wk.", Representative John DINGELL - says Weinberger was warned that defense contractors were in possession of classified documents.] [On" This Wk.", WEINBERGER - says you can have scandals anywhere.] Report in "Defense News" that former assistant Secretary of Navy Melvyn Paisley steered Aegis contract to Sperry Corp., now Unisys Corp., while working for Navy detailed. Justice Department position on length of case noted. [PRYOR, Vice President George BUSH - discuss what should happen to those indicted.] Difficulty of case involving defense consultants and Pentagon officials mentioned.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Response from Weinberger about memo that said Lehman's office was source of leaks reported; details given.

Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick

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