NAVY CAPTAIN IN "FAT LEONARD" CASE GETS
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In the field of military corruption, rarely has so much been given for so little in return. And now, a Navy four-striper is going to prison for 48 months and will forfeit his pension and benefits. He also must pay a $70,000 fine and $30,000 in restitution. For Daniel Dusek, it is the end of his career, in more ways than one. He had 27 years of Naval service.
During a seven month stretch, the crooked captain let greed get the best of him when he leaked ship movement plans in the Pacific to "Fat Leonard," a grotesquely obese Malaysian contractor who routinely overcharged the U.S. Navy when his company replenished and serviced warships at various Asian ports of call.
So valuable to Glenn Marine Asia Ltd. (GDMA) was Dusek, that he was referred to in private communications as "our Golden Asset." The fat boss made millions in overcharges, , thanks to inside information the captain (and other officers) provided as to when and where Navy ships would pull in. Sometimes, Dusek was able to steer the port call of an aircraft carrier from one location to another, controlled by GDMA.
JUDGE ACCUSES DUSEK OF
The "pay off" Dusek admitted getting was paltry indeed. Court papers show the onetime deputy director of operations for the 7th Fleet in the Pacific was plied with prostitutes, booze, gifts, and fancy hotel accommodations in exchange for the critical "heads up" he provided. While the captain got peanuts, Fat Leonard ripped off U.S. taxpayers to the tune of $34 million, investigators told MilitaryCorruption.com.
"It is unimaginable to this court how someone in your position would sell out the Navy," scolded U.S. District Court Judge Janis Sammartino in San Diego. The object of her scorn submitted a long letter of apology to explain his criminal activity.
Dusek, an Oregon native and ROTC graduate, was once commanding officer of the USS Bonhomme Richard. He is one of eight Naval officers and personnel who have been charged in what some call "the worst Navy scandal in many years."
|ANOTHER SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY
TO ACCEPTING BRIBES - CAPT DANIEL DUSEK SAYS
HE LEAKED SHIP MOVEMENT INTEL TO CRIMINAL
MASTERMIND ("FAT LEONARD" FRANCIS) OF GLENN
DEFENSE MARINE ASIA IN EXCHANGE FOR CASH,
GIFTS AND PROSTITUTES - 26-YEAR NAVY VETERAN
FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON WHEN HE
IS SLATED TO BE SENTENCED IN APRIL