NATION IN BRIEF : VIRGINIA : Plea Bargain Hints of Grumman Probe

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A retired Air Force lieutenant colonel pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to a felony charge that, as an employee of Grumman Corp., he unlawfully obtained and distributed classified Pentagon budget documents. Harry Kotellos, 53, also agreed as part of a plea arrangement to cooperate with investigators probing illegal trafficking in the classified documents, which summarized Pentagon spending plans. Recently, four other major defense contractors pleaded guilty to similar charges.

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