December 6, 1995 BEI Sensors and Systems Inc.
BEI Sensors and Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $1 Million Dollars to settle claims asserted in a qui tam lawsuit filed by Chandabot Kim, a former employee. The allegations of the case were that BEI failed to conduct proper testing on “accelerometers” before selling them to the government. Accelerometers are devices used to measure gravitational pull, and the pressure exerted on the bodies of Air Force pilots, and equipment on Air Force planes, when the planes accelerate, bank, or make high-speed turns. Among the aircraft which used the devices was the F-15 fighter.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 12/6/95