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Retired Navy Admiral Among 9 Indicted In Bribery Case

Navy Bribery Scandal

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#1 EL-FLIPPO

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:01 PM

A retired Navy admiral was among nine high-ranking military officers arrested Tuesday across the country in a burgeoning bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard." The indictment unsealed in federal court in San Diego alleged that retired Adm. Bruce Loveless and the other officers accepted the services of prostitutes, lavish meals and fancy trips from Leonard Francis in exchange for classified information that helped his company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.

Prosecutors say Francis, whose nickname comes from his wide girth, bilked the Navy out of nearly $35 million — largely by overcharging for his company's services supplying Navy ships in the Pacific with food, water, fuel and other necessities. Navy officers provided classified information to Francis that helped him beat out the competition and in some instances commanders steered ships to ports in the Pacific where his company could charge fake tariffs and fees, prosecutors said.

The defendants were arrested Tuesday in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado and Virginia. "This is a fleecing and betrayal of the United States Navy in epic proportions, and it was allegedly carried out by the Navy's highest-ranking officers," said Acting U.S. Attorney Alana W. Robinson. She added that "the alleged conduct amounts to a staggering degree of corruption by the most prominent leaders of the Seventh Fleet — the largest fleet in the U.S. Navy — actively worked together as a team to trade secrets for sex, serving the interests of a greedy foreign defense contractor, and not those of their own country."


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:13 PM

Good job Alana. Too bad Donny's gonna send you packin'.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

Good job Alana. Too bad Donny's gonna send you packin'.

 

Yep. I noticed that "Acting U.S. Attorney" part...


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#4 Calamari

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:33 PM

These crooked Navy pricks sound like prime Trump administration material.


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