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A 12-cent tool for $9,609? It was offered to Pentagonone drawing

In the latest disclosures of alleged overcharges for military parts, Senate investigators say the General Dynamics Corporation proposed selling the Air Force a 12-cent hexagon wrench for $9,609 and two 3-inch steel pins for $7,417 each. Aides to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee said General Dynamics withdrew the price proposals for the wrench and the steel pins after learning of the committee investigation. A spokesman for General Dynamics in St. Louis said the company had no comment.

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