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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Northrop defense contractor reported pleading guilty to charges of changing test results on weapons systems. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: David Dow) Northrop noted paying criminal fine rather than bringing suit to trial; details given of company's wrongdoing. [Assistant United States attorney William FAHEY - says stiff fine should send message to defense industry.] [Northrop spokesman Tony CANTAFIO - says government has agreed to shelve several investigations after fine was agreed upon.] [Center for Defense Information Eugene CARROLL - says fine is insufficient punishment.] Northrop's involvement in Stealth program mentioned. [Paine Webber Joe CAMPBELL - comments.]

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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