Ministry of Defence Foxley bribes case

The Ministry of Defence Foxley bribes case was a 1980s corruption incident in the British Ministry of Defence. Gordon Foxley, who was head of defence procurement at the Ministry of Defence from 1981 to 1984, was given a four-year jail sentence in 1994 for taking bribes from foreign arms manufacturers. He was ordered to pay back £1.5 million, used to buy eight properties for members of his family. The bribers resulted in work being diverted from the Royal Ordnance Factory, Blackburn, to companies in Germany, Italy and Norway.

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