BAe Systems arms corruption scandal continuing

BAe corruption scandal, cartoon

After years of political lobbying at the highest levels, BAe Systems and the US and UK authorities have dropped their long-running investigations into bribery and corruption related to arms contracts: here.

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and The Corner House have requested a judicial review of a recent plea bargain that would let arms manufacturer BAE Systems off the hook for alleged bribery in several European and African countries.

Arms giant BAE Systems has pleaded poverty, claiming that its profits had been torpedoed by the loss of a key US contract and the cost of a recent plea bargain to settle corruption charges.

BAE Systems shipyard closures in UK threaten nearly 2,000 jobs: here.

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