ITT, a top manufacturer of our military's most sophisticated weaponry, has put in jeopardy US wartime tactical advantages by sharing some classified technology with foreign governments.
"There was a culture at this company where they actively and willfully worked to circumvent the U.S. laws to increase profits," said a Justice Department spokesman.
For this behavior - selling military secrets to a foreign government - ITT will suffer the swift and harsh punishment of...
A hefty fine.
Well, not exactly swift punishment. This all took place in March of 2001. They just got around to issuing the fine a couple of days ago.
Not exactly harsh, either. The fine will be suspended for five years.
That ought to teach them.
What happened to a firing squad?