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Contractor Admits Supplying Faulty Parts To DoD

The owner of a New Jersey defense contractor has admitted providing faulty aircraft parts to the Defense Department and emailing sensitive data overseas without proper approval.

Robert Luba was owner and general manager of Allied Components in Sparta. .

In federal court in Newark Wednesday, he admitted supplying parts for the F-15 fighter aircraft that were made in India, violating a requirement that he supply American-made parts. The count carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.

The U.S. attorney’s office says the Air Force had to ground 47 of the planes for inspection because of the non-conforming parts.

The 47-year-old Luba also pleaded guilty to emailing technical information about a component of a nuclear-powered submarine to India without getting the necessary government permission. That count carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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