Tuesday, 7 November 2017

USA Navy: Admirals under investigation - Corruption, bribery, racketeering.

'Fat Leonard' corruption probe expands to 60 admirals: report

by Rebecca Kheel. Published November 6, 2017  (excerpts)

The Navy’s investigation into the so-called Fat Leonard corruption scandal has expanded to include at least 60 admirals, The Washington Post reported.  The “Fat Leonard” scandal, the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, centers around Malaysian contractor Leonard Glenn Francis, who bribed scores of officers with extravagant parties, luxury gifts, prostitutes and more in exchange for classified information to win lucrative contracts for his Glenn Defense Marine Asia company...  60 current and retired admirals now under investigation.

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WASHINGTON — A retired US Navy admiral and eight other high-ranking officers have been charged with corruption and other offences in a sprawling bribery probe dubbed the "Fat Leonard" case, prosecutors said Tuesday (March 14) ...  [Former US Navy admiral] Mr Loveless was taken into custody at his home in Coronado on Tuesday and was expected to make his first appearance in federal court later in the day... In one port visit by the USS Blue Ridge in 2007, historical memorabilia in the MacArthur Suite at the Manila Hotel related to legendary US Army General Douglas MacArthur "were used by the participants in sexual acts," the indictment stated. AFP  - March 15, 2017 Full report here 

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"The firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, has admitted to bribing Navy officials with prostitutes, envelopes of cash and luxury travel in exchange for sensitive information about ship movements and internal business practices. The company then routinely overcharged the Navy for supplying its ships during Asian port visits."  - July 17, 2015 Full report here

Image: Washington Post
The “Fat Leonard” corruption investigation has expanded to include more than 60 admirals and hundreds of other U.S. Navy officers under scrutiny for their contacts with a Singapore-based maritime tycoon and defense contractor who systematically bribed sailors with sex, liquor and other temptations, according to the Navy.

Francis, 53, is in jail in San Diego as he awaits sentencing in federal court. He pleaded guilty in 2015 to bribing “scores” of Navy officials and defrauding the service of more than $35 million.  - November 5, 2017  Full report here

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