NAVY CORRUPTION CASE BLOWS WIDE OPEN!
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By the time you read this, "Fat Leonard" Francis, the criminal mastermind of a Singapore-based contracting firm, may have appeared before a U.S. magistrate in San Diego and pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy. He had previously maintained his innocence to the charges.
The rotund one can be expected to "sing like a bird" now about his activities bribing senior U.S. Naval officers with cash and prostitutes in exchange for them "steering" warship ports-of-call to Asian locations where the fat man's Glenn Martin Defense Corp. bilked the American taxpayer and the U.S. Navy out of millions of dollars.
Investigators tell MilitaryCorruption.com the cost of food, fuel and water at these liberty stops was hugely inflated. "Fat Leonard" paid one three-stripe commander (see related stories box below) $100,000 in greenbacks and supplied him with whores, but that was just a minor operational expense compared to the vast profits GMDC made.
HOW HIGH UP THE CHAIN DOES IT GO?
The biggest shock in this sordid tale is how high up the chain-of-command the corruption went.
We do know that officers up to rank of captain have admitted a role in the kickback scam, but if what we hear is true, two U.S. Navy admirals may be in a great deal of trouble.
Both VICE ADM Ted "Twig" Branch and his fellow Naval Academy ring-knocker, REAR ADM Bruce Loveless, have had their security clearances yanked and they have been placed on leave.
This extraordinary action indicates the NCIS suspects, at the minimum, that Branch and Loveless knew about the bribery and payoffs and did nothing to stop them. But - and this will be huge, if true - if any of that bribe money found its way to these admirals, there is no way the Pentagon can avoid a court-martial for both flag officers.
WAS SECURITY OF U.S. COMPROMISED?
Remember, dear reader, there is a lot more at stake here than John Q. Taxpayer getting ripped off while several corrupt Navy commanders took money under the table. That happens fairly often.
If the security of the United States was in any way compromised by our ships being serviced by members of a criminal organization (which could easily have been infiltrated by terrorists or their sympathizers) then all hell will break lose.
You can be sure that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus himself is tossing and turning in bed over this set of developments. It could end up one of the worst corruption scandals in U.S. Naval history.
|"I'M GUILTY" ADMITS LCDR IN "FAT LEONARD"
BRIBERY SCANDAL - LCDR JOSE SANCHEZ WILL
HELP FEDS BUST OTHER NAVAL OFFICERS IN
"PAY TO PLAY" CONSPIRACY - ARE VICE ADMIRAL
TED BRANCH AND REAR ADM BRUCE LOVELESS
GOING TO GET SLAP-ON-WRIST? - SANCHEZ
COULD GET 20 YEARS IN DB WHEN SENTENCED
IN MARCH - CDR MICHAEL MISIEWICZ SAYS HE
WON'T CUT DEAL - "I AM INNOCENT!
|ANOTHER SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER ENSNARED IN
"FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY SCANDAL - LATEST USNA
GRAD (1990) TO BE "SUSPENDED" IS CAPT
DAVID HAAS - FORMER XO OF USS BLUE RIDGE
MEMBER OF SEVENTH FLEET STAFF AT
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - BOULDER, COL. NATIVE
WAS DEP CMDR OF COASTAL RIVERINE GROUP 1
|WE NAILED IT! -
PREDICTED MONTHS AGO THAT NCIS AGENT
JOHN BELIEAVU WOULD "ROLL OVER" AND
BECOME WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION IN
"FAT LEONARD" PORT-OF-CALL BRIBERY CASE
NOW WE CAN CONFIRM NCIS CROOK CUT
DEAL WITH FEDS TO GET LIGHTER SENTENCE
SCANDAL REACHES ALL THE WAY TO THE TWO
TOP ADMIRALS IN NAVAL INTELLIGENCE
|SAD END TO FAIRY TALE STORY - FROM THE
CAMBODIAN "KILLING FIELDS" TO COMMANDER
IN U.S. NAVY - MICHAEL VANNAK KHEM MISIEWICZ
(NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 1992) ARRESTED
FOR TAKING BRIBES - TOP NCIS AGENT ALSO
BUSTED IN SCAM TO RIP OFF NAVY - INFLATED
PORT OF CALL CHARGES COSTS UNCLE SAM
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS - FEDS SAY MISIEWICZ
"PAID OFF" WITH GIFTS AND PROSTITUTES
|TWO ADMIRALS UNDER INVESTIGATION IN NAVY
PROBE OF BRIBERY RING IN PACIFIC - TED BRANCH
AND BRUCE LOVELESS HAVE SECURITY ACCESS
SUSPENDED - FLAG OFFICERS (BOTH USNA GRADS)
"PLACED ON LEAVE" - TWO MORE OFFICERS, CDR
JOSE LUIS SANCHEZ AND CAPT DANIEL DUSEK,
CAUGHT UP IN BIGGEST NAVY SCANDAL SINCE
TAILHOOK - CASH AND HOOKERS "CORRUPTED"
|FEDS HOPE NCIS DEFENDANT IN "PORT-OF-CALL"
BRIBERY SCHEME WILL TESTIFY FOR GOVT AND
AGAINST ALLEGED "CO-CONSPIRATORS" - SOURCES
TELL MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM - SR. NAVY
INVESTIGATOR JOHN BELIVEAU II SAID TO BE
OBJECT OF PLEA-BARGAIN DEAL - SENSATIONAL
TRIAL SET TO BEGIN SOON IN SAN DIEGO