McConnell, the Senate minority leader, inserted the money for three BAE systems into the bill that passed the Senate Oct. 3, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
BAE has a facility in the Lexington area and has also acquired United Defense Industries. BAE has given McConnell $53,000 in campaign contributions, while UDI donated $500,000 to his foundation.
The Justice Department is investigating allegations that BAE bribed Prince Bandar bin Sultan, head of the Saudi National Security Council. Prime Minister Tony Blair halted a British investigation into the matter, saying it might harm relations with Saudi Arabia.
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