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Supplier of arms to the Pentagon lied

April 23 2008

In the U.S. Defense Department broke new scandal. It turned out that one of American companies supplying the Pentagon faulty stun grenades. According to law enforcement officials, chief administrator of the firm, David Carlson mixed faulty grenades to the workers, to defraud the ministry. Now negligent companies expect the complex litigation with the military.

While the circumstances of the case are kept secret. However, we already know that most federal prosecutor interested in three members of the firm's Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. This is the main administrator David Carlson, sales representative Brad Swann, and production manager Daniele Ramona. It is they who have been charged with intentionally selling faulty stun grenades to representatives of law enforcement agencies of the country, said channel CNN.

"Against the company were charged with conspiracy and bribery of federal officials who paid visits to strip clubs"

This happened after one of the shells detonated prematurely in the car the FBI and three security officers were seriously injured.

Have you managed to maintain their position in the firm accused, at the moment unknown. At least in the representation of the company from commenting on the incident refuse.

Until the last moment the company's products enjoyed considerable demand. Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. had a multimillion-dollar contracts with the Ministry of Defence of the United States to supply stun grenades. According to the indictment, from 1996 to 2007 the Navy to conclude contracts with the company for the supply of MK141 in triplicate.

For the first time the fault grenades surfaced in March 2003. It turned out that the plastic shell elements are unreliable and in case of damage to detonate a grenade may at any time. "In this case, the victims among military personnel would simply be irreversible", - emphasized in the indictment.

After this, the Ministry of Defense suspended the contract and Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. was ordered to eliminate the marriage on the products that the company managed to deliver. In this case, the company would spend on each grenade at $ 3 72 cents.

Such costs would significantly reduce firm's revenues, and then heads Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. decided to go for forgery. They changed the labeling on products, previously rejected by the military, to fraudulently sell them to other law enforcement agencies. The company is also blended with the defective grenades fit in order to mislead their customers and increase sales.

However, only in this crime of top management Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. not restricted. Last week against the company were charged with conspiracy, money laundering and bribery of federal officials who paid visits to strip clubs.

Having secured his support, the defendants continued to sell faulty grenades. In the period from 2003 to 2004, they were able to provide them more than a dozen offices of the FBI, the police department of San Rafael and Homicide Santa Anna, California.

Currently, law enforcement authorities continue to investigate the circumstances sell defective products to law enforcement agencies. FBI agents are actively cooperating with the leadership of the Navy.

Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. is one of the most famous military suppliers in the U.S.. The company operates in the arms market for over 30 years. It employs more than 160 employees. According to information posted on the official website of the company, it works not only with the U.S. Army, but also with foreign military services, supplying them with their products.

Among the products Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc.. appear parachute flare M583A1, hiking flash M49-A1, the fuse for a projectile 20MM, as well as stun grenades MP-141 and MK-141. The purpose of the use of these grenades is stunning and disorientation of the enemy. All the production are concentrated in a specialized complex near the town of Byron in the state of Georgia.

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