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Former top British military officers spoke of lobbying for defence firms

Published on Oct 14, 2012 8:10 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Top-ranking retired British military officers have been secretly filmed talking about helping defence firms contact ministers and former colleagues in return for payment, the Sunday Times newspaper here reported.

The newspaper said it had recorded the former officers offering their services despite rules restricting lobbying by retired personnel.

The men denied doing anything wrong, the Sunday Times said.

A defence ministry spokesman said it would investigate whether the men had broken any rules.

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