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Entries in U.S. Navy (18)

Thursday
Mar232017

Sleaze in the Seventh Fleet: The Lion King's Harem

The Lion King -- Leonard Glenn FrancisThe group of top Navy officers allegedly on the take called themselves the Cool Kids, this Band of Brothers, the Brotherhood, the Wolfpack, the familia, and the Lion King's Harem.

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Wednesday
Mar152017

New indictment charges Navy admiral, eight others in Fat Leonard bribery case

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bruce LovelessA grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday charged a U.S. Navy admiral and eight other active or retired officers with taking bribes from a Singapore-based defense contractor.

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Wednesday
Jan252017

Could one real compliance officer have saved the Navy's Pacific Command?

The Fat Leonard scandal has decimated the U.S. Navy's Pacific Command. So far, sixteen defendants have been charged in the case. They include an Admiral, five Commanders, a Captain, and a Petty Officer. In other words, the chain of command.

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Friday
Jan132017

‘Sex addict’ Navy officer jailed in Fat Leonard scandal

Then Lt. Gentry Debord aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex in 2008 (Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Didier)A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander was sentenced to 30 months in prison Thursday for taking cash, luxury hotel stays, and prostitutes from a foreign defense contractor in exchange for classified Navy information.

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Friday
Oct142016

Navy officer pleads guilty in Fat Leonard case

A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal bribery charge for taking cash, luxury hotel stays, and prostitutes from a foreign defense contractor in exchange for proprietary Navy information.

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Monday
May302016

Three more U.S. Navy officers charged in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribes-for-secrets case

Leonard Glenn Francis, also known as Fat LeonardThree senior Navy officers -- two of them active and one retired -- were charged in documents unsealed Friday for their roles in a massive bribery scheme involving a Singapore-based contractor that compromised U.S. national security.

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Tuesday
Mar222016

Singapore man jailed five years in Fat Leonard prosecution

A former executive of a Singapore-based defense contracting firm was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison Friday for his role in defrauding the U.S. Navy of $34 million for ship husbanding services.

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Friday
Feb132015

Three U.S. admirals ‘retire’ amid Glenn Marine bribery scandal

From left: Rear Adms. Mike Miller, Terry Kraft and David Pimpo.(Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy)Three rear admirals including the commander of naval forces in Japan are retiring after the secretary of the Navy censured them for a massive bribery scandal involving a Singapore-based contractor.

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Thursday
Jan152015

‘Fat Leonard’ changing plea to guilty in sprawling U.S. Navy bribe case

Leonard Glenn Francis is scheduled to change his plea to guilty in an appearance Thursday at 2:45 pm before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler in San Diego, according to the federal court docket and calendar, U-T San Diego said.

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Thursday
Jan082015

U.S. Navy Commander pleads guilty in Singapore-based bribery scandal

Image courtesy of the U.S. NavyA commander in the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal bribery charges for accepting money, gifts, travel, and prostitutes from a contractor who supplied services to the Navy in Asia.

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Monday
Aug252014

Navy boots 34 sailors for nuke school cheating

Admiral Jonathan GreenertAn investigation of a cheating ring at the renowned U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School resulted in the expulsion from the Navy of 34 sailors, with another 10 still under investigation, the Navy said last week.

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Friday
Apr182014

New U.S. Navy arrest in Glenn Marine bribe case

A sixth defendant was charged in federal court Thursday with bribery involving Singapore-based defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

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