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Admiral jailed 18 months for lying about Fat Leonard

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday for lying about his 20-year relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the owner of the foreign defense contractor at the center of a massive bribery and fraud scandal.

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Two Singaporeans plead guilty in Fat Leonard scandal

Two Singaporean executives of Glenn Defense Marine Asia pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for submitting bogus bids, phony claims, and inflated invoices to the U.S. Navy.

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Inside the Seventh Fleet: Recruiting new conspirators

Sometimes the Fat Leonard conspiracy needed new people. Only an officer with plenty of pull within the Seventh Fleet would be considered.

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Sleaze in the Seventh Fleet: The Lion King's Harem

The Lion King -- Leonard Glenn FrancisThe group of top Navy officers allegedly on the take called themselves the Cool Kids, this Band of Brothers, the Brotherhood, the Wolfpack, the familia, and the Lion King's Harem.

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New indictment charges Navy admiral, eight others in Fat Leonard bribery case

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bruce LovelessA grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday charged a U.S. Navy admiral and eight other active or retired officers with taking bribes from a Singapore-based defense contractor.

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Navy commander arrested in massive bribes-for-secrets case

A serving U.S. Navy Commander became the seventeenth individual charged in the Navy's worst corruption scandal in modern times.

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Could one real compliance officer have saved the Navy's Pacific Command?

The Fat Leonard scandal has decimated the U.S. Navy's Pacific Command. So far, sixteen defendants have been charged in the case. They include an Admiral, five Commanders, a Captain, and a Petty Officer. In other words, the chain of command.

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‘Sex addict’ Navy officer jailed in Fat Leonard scandal

Then Lt. Gentry Debord aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex in 2008 (Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Didier)A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander was sentenced to 30 months in prison Thursday for taking cash, luxury hotel stays, and prostitutes from a foreign defense contractor in exchange for classified Navy information.

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Former Navy contracting supervisor jailed six years in bribes-for-secrets case

A former high-level civilian employee for the U.S. Navy was sentenced to 72 months in prison Friday for taking bribes from a defense contractor based in Singapore.

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Former U.S. Naval Attaché gave Fat Leonard’s boats diplomatic cover

A retired Navy Captain who served as the U.S. Naval Attaché to the Philippines pleaded guilty Tuesday for helping a Singapore-based defense contractor avoid vessel and cargo inspections by using diplomatic cover.

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NCIS agent jailed 12 years in bribes-for-secrets case

A former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) supervisory special agent was sentenced in federal court Friday to 144 months in prison for disclosing sensitive law enforcement reports to a defense contractor in return for bribes.

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Navy officer pleads guilty in Fat Leonard case

A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal bribery charge for taking cash, luxury hotel stays, and prostitutes from a foreign defense contractor in exchange for proprietary Navy information.

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