ANOTHER SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER ENSNARED IN
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When we first started writing about the widening "Fat Leonard" bribery investigation, we expressed the opinion it could end up rivaling "Tailhook" for damaging Navy scandals in modern times.
Some of you readers thought we were engaging in a bit of hyperbole. Where could you possibly have gotten that idea from? LOL!
Well, hang onto your hats. Yet another senior officer has been suspended in a probe that has so far netted two admirals, two captains, two three stripe commanders, and a senior NCIS agent.
The end is not in sight.
"FAT LEONARD" WELL-KNOWN
The man behind the scandal is a heavy-set Malaysian businessman, known throughout the Pacific and South East Asia as "Fat Leonard."
A gregarious and fabulously wealthy figure on the Navy scene, he is alleged to have offered bribes to senior Naval officers which included cash and prostitutes.
The deal worked this way: conspirators would help "steer" Pacific Fleet ships to ports where "Fat Leonard's" shady business practices were winked at. Then the crooked con-man would bill the Navy through his company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), for in-port costs and expenses that were vastly inflated. It is estimated this scam cost the U.S. taxpayers several million dollars.
A GOOD NAVY CAREER - UNTIL NOW
CAPT Haas is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and has served on the staff of the Seventh Fleet at Yokosuka. He is the former skipper of a Navy frigate, and at one time was the XO of the USS Blue Ridge.
The 45 year-old Boulder, Col. native was deputy commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1, Imperial Beach (San Diego), at the time of his relief on November 15.
Haas, a surface-warfare officer, is quite popular with some sailors who've written us. We are told a "climate of fear and foreboding" now hangs over the entire Fleet.
The big question is: "Who's next?"
|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