30 Admirals under investigation. Huge Navy scandal

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  1. VivaRevolution Silver Belt

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    The Navy’s $35 Million Scandal: Hookers, Booze and a Guy Named ‘Fat Leonard’


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    By Ciro Scotti



    Earlier this week, the Justice Department released an indictment of seven Navy officers – including an admiral and four captains – and a Marine colonel for giving military contractor Leonard Glenn “Fat Leonard” Francis inside information, some of which was classified, in exchange for $25,000 watches, Cuban cigars, $2,000 bottles of liquor, stays in pricey hotels and champagne-fueled parties with hookers, according to The Washington Post.

    In one incident at a Manila hotel, Navy revelers engaged in a multi-day party, guzzling all the Dom Pérignon available and costing Fat Leonard some $50,000, the Post said.


    Navy Sex And Bribery Scandal Deepens As More Sailors Are Charged
    On Tuesday, retired Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless and several Navy officials were indicted for, among other things, “a raging multi-day party, with a rotating carousel of prostitutes”. Josh King has the story

    “In 2011,” the Post said, “Glenn Defense won deals valued at $200 million to service U.S. vessels at ports stretching from the Russian Far East to Australia.” Fat Leonard has admitted that his Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, defrauded the Navy of more than $35 million, according to the Justice Department.

    Besides Fat Leonard -- a 6’3”, 350-lb. native of Malaysia who is awaiting sentencing and said to be cooperating with investigators -- multiple Navy officers and civilian employees have admitted to being part of the far-flung corruption network.


    Among them is a Navy commander, 28-year veteran Michael Vannak Khiem Misiewicz, who was sentenced to six years in federal prison last April for giving Glenn Defense confidential information about ballistic missile defenses and schedules for the U.S. 7th Fleet, according to The Los Angeles Times.

    Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau, the highest-ranking active officer charged, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators, and 30 other admirals are said to be under investigation.

    But Fat Leonard’s tentacles didn’t just extend to the officer corps; he also compromised at least one investigator looking into the corruption scandal, which has been called the largest case of fraud in U.S. Navy history. Last October, an officer of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was sentenced to 12 years in prison for helping to keep Fat Leonard one step ahead of the law by supplying him with more than 80 reports on his criminal activities.

    The highest-ranking officer charged this week is retired Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, a former director of naval intelligence.

    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/...andal-Hookers-Booze-and-Guy-Named-Fat-Leonard

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    I think this should be a bigger story. We are increasing military spending 54 Billion dollars in this budget Trump put forward, when their is waste on fraud on a grand scale occurring already.

    Why do we need to increase military spending, when ending waste and fraud in military spending could pay for any increase capabilities needed?
     
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  2. wlu.29 Brown Belt

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    Lol at fat lennie
     
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  3. Misfit23 Black Belt

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    Wouldn't surprise me if some of that 12 billion missing from Iraq ended up with a bunch of veterans. I wouldn't blame them either considering the shithole our government through them in. Sad.
     
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  4. Bargey Red Belt

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    This fraud is a drop in the ocean. It's an issue but has nothing to do with the military budget.
     
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  5. touchedbyjab Double Yellow Card

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    fat lennie lived the life most of us have only dreamed of

    RIP you beautiful, shameless bastard
     
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  6. lecter The real Socialist

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    "30 other admirals"

    great leadership...
     
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  7. Yeah amazing that some people cannot see that.

    Viva is raging at the wrong thing and attacking military spending under illogical claims.
     
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  8. Graverobber ******WTF Belt******

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    unless we have pics of hot, semi nude navy chicks this thread will be severely lacking IMO
     
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  9. VivaRevolution Silver Belt

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    It shows how the system is being rigged, and where the fraud is occurring.

    If you don't think boeing, lockheed, raytheon, and EADS are engaging in more sophisticated versions of this with the political clout to get away with it, I don't think you are paying attention.
     
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  10. MadSquabbles500 Gold Belt

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    There was once a time when an "admiral" of a powerful Navy can just dock at a port and demand whatever he wanted or for his men if he chose, and did not need the help of some local or make any exchanges with them.

    Sorry I am watching Black Sails right now.
     
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    Do stupid shit and this should happen to you.
     
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    Trust me, you don't want to see most Navy chicks semi-nude.
     
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    roger that
     
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    incompetent and corrupt leadership in the military is a very serious and common problem. These guys didnt just commit fraud, they betrayed america for person gain. they should be hung.
     
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  18. Fawlty Silver Belt

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    I know that a lot of people will say this is a sign that we're irretrievably corrupt, but I hope people consider that a scandal like this would have been covered up not long ago. Inevitably, as corruption decreases, there is a period when corruption is far more visible, giving the appearance that it's more common. The information explosion we're experiencing only multiplies this effect. This is true in law enforcement and politics as well as in the military. It's a reason to become less cynical rather than more cynical. Maybe this is all for choirs and deaf ears, but I think it's true.
     
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  19. oldshadow Gold Belt

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    This is nothing new every now and then something like this happens and the shit hits the fan and everything is good for a while then over time the new people forget and do stupid shit again.

    Last one for the Navy was tail hook.
     
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    You were in the Navy werent you? This must hit hard.
     
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