Military: Gifts for the Admiral

Since last summer, the Justice Department and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have been investigating charges that retired Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, 84, accepted gifts from General Dynamics Corp. while he was head of the Navy's nuclear propulsion program. Last week Rickover's former employer widened the scope of the inquiry. In a letter to Committee Chairman John Dingell, Secretary of the Navy John Lehman said he had named a panel to investigate evidence that Rickover had received gifts from three additional defense contractors: the Newport News Shipbuilding Co., General Electric Co. and Westinghouse Electric Corp. Federal law forbids companies...

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