NAVY ADMIRAL BUSTED DOWN ONE STAR
© 2015 MilitaryCorruption.com
He should have known better, and now his greed and bad judgment has come back to bite him.
Former Rear Admiral David Pimpo has been reduced in rank to four-striper captain and forced to retire. He is a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
The one-time flag officer is the latest senior officer caught up in one of the worst scandals in U.S. Naval history.
Dear reader, if you don't know who "Fat Leonard" is, you must not be a regular here at MilitaryCorruption.com. We've been writing about this case for months now. We suggest you take a little time and get up to speed on the case by carefully reading our related stories box below.
" FEAST" COST PIMPO FLAG RANK
What cost Pimpo his star, was the fact he accepted a $800 luxury dinner at a fancy, high-end Hong Kong restaurant for a measly fifty bucks. That's right, the admiral enjoyed a seven-course repast fit for a king and paid next to nothing for the feast.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was not amused.
In a letter to the disgraced senior officer, Mabus chastened Pimpo for claiming he didn't know the difference between a fifty dollar dinner and a spread fit for a king.
"As a supply officer with 20 years of service (as of 2006), you know, or should have known, that $50 per person was not the true market value of such a sumptuous meal.
He may not have known then, although we doubt it, but one thing is for sure. David Pimpo realizes how much lighter his wallet will be after seeing his retirement rank knocked down a notch.
|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
|"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!"
|WE NAILED IT! - MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM
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
|NAVY CORRUPTION CASE BLOWS WIDE OPEN!
"FAT LEONARD" FRANCIS SET TO PLEAD GUILTY
TO BRIBING SENIOR NAVAL OFFICERS WITH CASH
AND PROSTITUTES - CRIMINAL MASTERMIND RAN
SINGAPORE-BASED CONTRACTING FIRM THAT
SUPPLIED FOOD, FUEL AND WATER TO NAVAL
WARSHIPS "STEERED" TO ASIAN PORTS WHERE
U.S. TAXPAYERS RIPPED OFF TO THE TUNE OF
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS - TWO NAVY ADMIRALS
MAY HAVE HAD KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCAM
|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
|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
|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