Expenses: A Defense Firm Picks Up the Tab

A Defense Firm Picks Up the Tab

Since 1978, General Dynamics Corp. has faced a series of accusations that it bilked the Government of hundreds of millions of dollars in construction-cost overruns for the Trident submarine. Last week it was disclosed that the nation's largest arms manufacturer, with $7.2 billion in military contracts last year, had withdrawn $491,840 in charges to the Defense Department for air travel by its chairman, David S. Lewis, and other executives. The bill included 76 flights that Lewis made in Sabreliner and Gulfstream III company jets from General Dynamics headquarters in St. Louis to his farm in Albany, Ga., and 67 flights he...

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