Saturday, December 17, 2022

Sig Sauer executive alleged to have "surreptitiously overbill[ed] the Indonesian police, military, and intelligence services by up to 600 percent over several years"


Sig Sauer has been the subject of scrutiny in recent years, given how the company’s flagship P320 pistol in 2017 replaced the Army’s previous go-to sidearm, the Beretta M9—only for the public to discover an undisclosed fatal flaw. Dozens of pistols have fired on their own across the country, sparking lawsuits by injured police officers and the family of a woman killed in Colorado—yet the company refused to issue a recall.

[T]he feds say [he] took advantage of the intense international interest in the 9mm semi-automatic P320 to dupe his Indonesian buyers into vastly overpaying for the pistol 


[He] was thought to be funneling the dirty money through a series of shell companies


The newly unsealed warrant affidavit means [he], a member of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s “Athletic Hall of Fame,” has now been accused of criminal wrongdoing at two of his previous three employers.