ADVERTISEMENT
About Our People Legal Stuff
AP_16127408000895.jpg

Nine Navy personnel were charged with corruption stemming from the 'Fat Leonard' scandal

Share

Nine current and former Navy officials, including an admiral, were charged with offenses stemming from deployments to Asia spanning 2006 through 2014, including corruption and other crimes in the "Fat Leonard" bribery case, Time reported. Among those charged were Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, a senior Navy intelligence officer based at the Pentagon, as well as several Navy captains and a retired colonel from the Marine Corps.

That brings the total number of charges connected to the "Fat Leonard" scandal to 27.

The seven Navy officers and one enlisted sailor are accused of taking bribes in the form of lavish gifts, prostitutes and luxury hotel stays provided by Leonard Glenn Francis, a Singapore-based defense contractor who plea guilty to defrauding the Navy of millions of dollars. 

According to the indictment, the brides amounted to $25,000 watches, $2,000 boxes of Cohiba cigars, $2,000 bottles of cognac and $600 hotel rooms. 

The documents also revealed that Francis sponsored wild sex parties for many officers on the USS Blue Ridge, the flagship of the Navy's 7th fleet. The indictment pointed to one particular visit by the Blue Ridge to Manila in May 2008 where five of the officers attended “raging multi-day party, with a rotating carousel of prostitutes,” at the Shangri-La Hotel.


In February 2007, Francis allegedly hosted a sex party for officers where “historical memorabilia related to General Douglas MacArthur were used by the participants in sexual acts."


More than 200 people have come under scrutiny as prosecutors continue to unfold the details of the "Fat Leonard" scandal.

WATCH | For more news you need, check out Circa 60.

Comments
Read Comments
Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down