Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Theft of Night Vision Scopes

Ray Dean Young, a former engineer at Raytheon, pled guilty to one count of theft of government property. Young was charged with stealing at least seven Thermal Weapons Sights (TWS), commonly known as night vision scopes, that were being built at Raytheon’s Dallas facility for the U.S. The government alleged that, from April 2004 through mid-June 2005, Young stole and sold the scopes to a neighbor who paid him over $50,000. Young faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and restitution. The Justice Department praised Raytheon for its cooperation in the investigation.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
Raytheon Company $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/28/2009
Indictment and Plea Agreement 10/28/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database