Tackling demand-side bribery, as the proposed Foreign Extortion Prevention Act aims to do, is complex. On the supply side, we know in most cases why business people pay bribes. In the words of the FCPA, it’s to obtain or retain business or secure an improper advantage.… Continue Reading
A former U.S. Navy commander was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday for taking bribes from a Singapore-based defense contractor in exchange for sensitive information about ship movements and port calls.… Continue Reading
The Malaysian businessman who spent a decade bribing scores of U.S. Navy personnel with booze and prostitutes is too sick to be in a federal lockup and now has trouble walking.… Continue Reading
The Fat Leonard scandal first broke almost ten years ago, but it’s still revealing corruption within the U.S. Navy. Whatever the tone at the top may have been, clearly the “mood in the middle” reflected, at best, hypocrisy within the military’s avowed culture of honor, loyalty and sacrifice.… Continue Reading
A former U.S. Navy Commander pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy in the bribes-for-secrets scandal that has decimated the Navy’s Pacific command.
Troy Amundson, 50, admitted taking the services of prostitutes and other bribes from Leonard Glenn Francis and his Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.… Continue Reading
An active-duty U.S. Navy commander pleaded guilty Tuesday for helping a Singapore-based defense contractor cheat the Navy and obstructing a federal criminal investigation into the overbilling fraud.
Bobby Pitts, 48, of Chesapeake, Virginia is set to be sentenced on December 1 in federal court in San Diego.… Continue Reading
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
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.… Continue Reading
A retired Navy Captain who served as the U.S. Naval Attaché to the Philippines was sentenced Friday to 41 months in prison for helping a foreign defense contractor avoid vessel and cargo inspections by using diplomatic cover.… Continue Reading
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.… Continue Reading