12 years ago
Bristol Alloys Inc. and its president, James Bullick,
admitted in court last week to selling metal that had not
been heat-treated to be used in Virginia-class submarines to
meet contractual requirements.
The major fraud charge dealt with parts and materials
associated with Virginia-class submarines, but the Navy's
investigation has also focused on Los Angeles-, Seawolf- and
Ohio-class submarines, as well as the aircraft carrier
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).
Bristol Alloys, a metal and steel parts broker, has been in
business in Fairless Hills, Pa., since 2002.
Bristol Alloys created numerous fraudulent heating-test
certifications supposedly issued by another company and
counterfeit certified material test reports instead of
complying with the Navy's requirements in the purchase
orders from Garvey from about 2004 to the fall of 2009,
according to court documents.
Bullick faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $5
million fine and mandatory restitution at his sentencing on
Jan. 31, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The company also faces
a possible $5 million fine and mandatory restitution.
-- Unka George (George McDuffee)
The past is a foreign country;
they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley (1895-1972), British author.
The Go-Between, Prologue (1953).