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Operation Thimble: A Look Back at the Multi-Million Dollar Defense Contract Fraud and Bribery Case at the Philadelphia Quartermaster

By Paul Davis

Back in the early 1980s, before I became a writer, I was a young
Defense Department civilian employee doing security work at a DoD command in
Philadelphia. I recall being tasked with assisting a Defense Department
attorney who was working on a case of procurement fraud against a contractor
who supplied the U.S. Army with substandard tires for trucks and other Army
vehicles. The substandard tires might have caused accidents and injured or
killed soldiers.   

The att...