An International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. division that bids on defense projects was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury that accused a former employe of offering government officials liquor and golf outings in exchange for information on projects.
The former ITT-Gilfillan employe, Edward Vicenzi of Wellesley, Mass., also was indicted, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Crossen. Vicenzi, a senior marketing representative, is no longer with the company, according to a news release issued by the U.S. attorney's office.
Crossen refused to say whether any government officials would be indicted in the continuing investigation. He also refused to say whether the defense projects eventually were awarded to the ITT division.
The four-count indictment alleged that the Gilfillan division and Vicenzi conspired from 1983 to 1986 with an unidentified government employe to obtain information into two Air Force programs at Hanscom Air Force Base near Bedford, Mass.
ITT issued a statement saying it was dismayed by the charges and saying the firm "has a well-communicated and vigorously enforced code of conduct and we are disappointed that the government has decided to use criminal process against Gilfillan, an ITT division with an outstanding status" with the Defense Department.