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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Fat Leonard ‘ghostwriter’ pleads guilty

Retired Navy Capt. Jeffrey Breslau (Navy photo)A retired U.S. Navy captain who secretly edited documents and wrote emails for a defense contractor who was defrauding the Navy pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conflict of interest.… Continue Reading

Captain pleads guilty in Navy’s ‘worst-ever fraud and bribery scandal’

A U.S. Navy captain admitted being bribed with parties and prostitutes while sneaking proprietary information to foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his Singapore-based firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.

Jesus Vasquez Cantu, 59, of Silverdale, Washington, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.… Continue Reading

U.S. jails two Singaporeans for Fat Leonard fraud

Two former executives of a Singapore-based defense contractor were sentenced to prison Friday for helping their employer in a $35 million fraud against the U.S. Navy.

Neil Peterson, the former vice president for global operations at Glenn Defense Marine Asia or GDMA, was sentenced in San Diego federal court to 70 months.… Continue Reading

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.

Neil Peterson, 39, and Linda Raja, 44, were arrested by authorities in Singapore at the request of the U.S.… Continue Reading

‘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.… Continue Reading

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.

Paul Simpkins, 62, of Haymarket, Virginia, acted as an inside man for Leonard Glenn Francis — also known as Fat Leonard — the president and CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia or GDMA.… Continue Reading