60 Admirals under investigation in “the worst scandal in U.S. Navy History.” THE SWAMP IS BEING DRAINED!
A new probe reaching to the top levels of the U.S. Navy is making waves.
The “Fat Leonard” corruption probe has expanded, and now includes over 60 Navy Admirals.
There were 440 Navy personnel, active duty and retired, who found their conduct under review, due to corruption and misconduct.
The “Fat Leonard” scandal, the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, centers around Malaysian contractor Leonard Glenn Francis, who bribed scores of officers with extravagant parties, luxury gifts, prostitutes and more in exchange for classified information to win lucrative contracts for his Glenn Defense Marine Asia company.
The Justice Department has already filed criminal charges against 28 people, including two admirals. Francis has pleaded guilty to bribing Navy officials and defrauding the government of more than $35 million, and is awaiting sentencing.
Last year, officials were citing around 30 admirals wrapped up in the ballooning corruption case. Officials are now admitting that the number is twice that amount.
The Navy has so far charged five people with crimes under military law, according to the Post, which cited charging documents. None of them were admirals.
The Navy has also concluded that 230 people under review were not guilty of misconduct, a Navy official told the Post. Many attended dinners or accepted gifts from Francis, but the Navy found there were extenuating circumstances that excused their actions, according to the Post.
There were another 40 cases of ethical violations that didn’t rise to the level of criminal conduct. Those were handled administratively.