• Kyodo


Former Lockheed executive A. Carl Kotchian died Dec. 14, a person at the housing facility for elderly people where he lived in Palo Alto, Calif., said Saturday. He was 94.

He is known in Japan for testifying before the U.S. Congress in February 1976 that his company gave money to foreign officials to aid sales of Lockheed airplanes. His comments led to the indictments of more than a dozen people in Japan, including former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, who was charged with taking bribes.

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