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Gen. Dynamics Hearing #302136

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) House hearing on General Dynamics' handling of defense contracts noted featuring testimony of company execs.; investigation recalled stemming from allegations of former General Dynamics executive P. Takis Veliotis. Details given. [Chairperson David LEWIS - accuses Veliotis of misrepresentation and exaggeration.] [Representative Gerry SIKORSKI - accuses General Dynamics of cheating and squandering taxpayers' money with full cooperation of Defense Department] Exs. of company's fraudulent defense contract claims given. [Representative John DINGELL - questions company's charge for dog boarding.] Committee's reaction to General Dynamics' appointed of Lester Crown, son of company founder, to its board despite Crown's admitted bribery of state legislature noted. [Representative John BRYANT - criticizes having crook on company's board] [LEWIS - defs. Crown.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said announcing investigation which could lead to revocation of Crown's security clearance.
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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