Pa. Contractor Pleads Guilty To Bilking Navy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania contractor who supplied metal for the Navy’s Virginia class nuclear attack submarines has pleaded guilty to a major fraud against the U.S. government.

James Bullick and his company, Bristol Alloys, have admitted supplying substandard metal and counterfeit certifications for metal designated as critical to the integrity of the hull of the submarines.

As a result, the prosecutor says, since last year, the navy and contractors around the world have been conducting a massive and expensive effort to locate and, when necessary, replace the metal.
 
Defense attorney Michael Diamonstein said Bullick accepted responsibility from the beginning, and cooperated with the government.

“These actions are completely out of character for him. He was honorably discharged from the military.”
 
Bullick is scheduled to be sentenced in January.

Reported by KYW Newsradio’s Tony Hanson

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  1. PhillyMFM says:

    Hey I think this guy ought to spend the next 20 years in prison and then send him a bill for the repair work and what it costs to house him in prison. With that said there should be some justice when the goverment wastes public funds. Guess we would have to build a lot more prisons

  2. NutterButter says:

    How is he remaining anonymous??? They state his name in the article…

  3. HERBERT HOOVER says:

    THERE SHOULD BE A WEBSITE DEVOTED TO THOSE WHO RIP OFF THE GOVERNMENT, AND PUT AMERICAN MEN IN HARMS WAY. AND INCLUDE THEIR PHOTO. IT WOULD BE NICE FOR KYW TO DO THAT. … WHY SHOULD ONLY
    MURDERERS, RAPISTS, ROBBERS AND SEX OFFENDERS GET ALL THE ATTENTION
    AND THIS GUY GETS OFF WITH REMAINING ANONYMOUS ????

  4. Mel K says:

    The Navy should have QC’d random lots of these metals. I’m not sure why that wasn’t done. That would have caught this earlier on.

  5. Alec Berg says:

    Someone ripped off our government??? Whoa, call the cops….oh wait….

  6. CAPS says:

    Big deal they will smack his wrist and he will still run his company. If he did that to the US Military imagine what he did to the average customer ?

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