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Posts Tagged: Glenn Defense Marine Asia

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

Former fighter pilot faces military charges for Fat Leonard bribes

In the first prosecution by the military related to the massive Glenn Defense Marine Asia scandal, a former F/A-18 Hornet pilot faced a preliminary hearing Monday.

Military prosecutors said Cmdr. David Alexander Morales, 49, committed bribery, graft, prostitution and adultery, and accepted gifts that included travel, opulent hotel stays, tickets to see Julio Iglesias, and “four suckling pigs.”… 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

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