Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ITT: Treason?

Technically, it might not be treason, but read it and judge for yourselves:

ITT Corp. has agreed to pay a $100 million penalty for illegally sending classified night-vision technology used in military operations to China and other countries, U.S. Attorney John Brownlee announced Tuesday.

ITT, the leading manufacturer of night-vision equipment for U.S. armed forces, will plead guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to two felony charges, Brownlee said at a news conference. One count is export of defense articles without a license and the other is omission of statements of material facts in arms exports reports.

...ITT defense-related technical data was given to China, Singapore and the United Kingdom in order to cut costs, government investigators said.

There's more fun to come, we hope:

No individuals have been charged, but Brownlee said the investigation was continuing.

"Stay tuned for the rest," he said.

That will be a perp-frog-march which will be a delight to watch.

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