Report: Korean Firm at Center of Corruption Probe Won Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded a South Korean aviation company with ties to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen a contract worth up to $48 million two weeks after nine of its current and former executives were indicted, The Washington Post reports. The Korea Airspace Industries executives were facing charges of bribery, embezzlement and defrauding the government of South Korea last year, but the business still managed to pass an integrity assessment by the Air Force. The Air Force declined to comment on how KAI passed the integrity review while it was under investigation. When it was awarded the contract, KAI was employing Cohen as a consultant, but there was no apparent direct connection between Cohen and the contract, the newspaper reported.