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Def. Dept / Corruption Investigation #323998

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Justice Department's investigation of Defense Department corruption, known as "operation ill wind," discussed. Execs. of Teledyne Elecs. and Hazeltine reported indicted for their roles in corruption scandal. [US attorney Henry HUDSON - lists charges against those indicted.] Companies reported allegedly purchasing inside information from Pentagon official Stuart Berlin; details given of indictments against Berlin, Acris Association executive Fred Lackner and Crest Incorporated executive William Parkin. Indictment quoted on screen. [HUDSON - comments on situation.] Fines that companies will have to pay noted. [FBI spokesperson Ken WALTON - says Pentagon has to be cleaned up.]

(DC: David Martin) Impact of indictments upon Defense Department operations and contracts featured. [Assistant Attorney General Edward DENNIS - comments on corruption investigation.] [Aerospace Inds. Association spokesperson Don FUQUA - comments on contracts.] [Representative Les ASPIN, Ex-Defense Department official Lawrence KORB - say taxpayers will pay more for defense as result of corruption scandal.] Corruption scandal's impact upon future of armaments in United States discussed.

Braver, Rita;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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