Employee Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Missile Part Records

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Friday, November 03 2006 Nov 3, 2006 Friday, November 03, 2006 3:03:08 PM CST November 03, 2006 in News
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KANSAS CITY -- The sales manager of a now-defunct Florida company has pleaded guilty to charges of falsifying test records for metal that was to be made into nuclear missile components. Russell Cohen admitted yesterday in federal court in Kansas City that he had forged test documents for M&M International Aerospace Metals. The forged tests showed the company performed required quality testing on 48 metal bars used in the Peacekeeper Nuclear Missile. The 48-year-old Florida man faces up to ten years in federal prison without parole, a fine of up to 500-thousand dollars and an order of restitution. A sentencing date has not been set. The two owners of M&M International Aerospace Metals pleaded guilty to fraud charges in Florida in November 2005. The company won a contract in 2003 to supply the metal bars to Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies. A plant Honeywell manages in Kansas City makes non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons.

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