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Would it be illegal if Boeing hired two employees in favor of a government defense contract?

Let's say an air force procurement officer in charge of awarding defense contracts had two relatives that needed jobs. This officer knows managers in Boeing, and says, "I'll look favorably on your company if you employ my two relatives". Is this illegal in any way or just unethical? The more detailed the better.

Asked By: - 5/20/2012
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Yes, it would be illegal according to basic statutory contract law and federal acquisitions and should be referred to the "Office of Govt Ethics... More
Answered By: Ben - 5/20/2012
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This is standard procedure especially in the defense industry. Ranking military officers who make purchasing decisions are promised high paying jobs after retirement. Thus they will favor these corporations. It is unethical and illegal and it is hard to prove.
Answered By: Just the facts, maam - 5/20/2012
 
The action - Totally Unethical... More
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Answered By: Doc M - 5/20/2012
 
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