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Lockheed Bribery Scandals

United States Aviation Military history Military history/Military aviation Military history/North American military history Military history/United States military history Crime Business Politics Military history/German military history Military history/Dutch military history Japan Japan/Japanese military history Military history/Asian military history Military history/Japanese military history Military history/Italian military history Japan/Politics Military history/European military history

The Lockheed bribery scandals encompassed a series of bribes and contributions made by officials of U.S. aerospace company Lockheed from the late 1950s to the 1970s in the process of negotiating the sale of aircraft.

The scandal caused considerable political controversy in West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Japan. In the U.S., the scandal nearly led to Lockheed's downfall, as it was already struggling due to the commercial failure of the L-1011 TriStar airliner.

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