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Old 02-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default Three navy admirals censured in expanding bribery probe

Three Navy admirals who accepted booze, Lady Gaga concert tickets and cigars in exchange for Navy secrets will NOT face criminal charges
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The US Navy has censured three admirals for their roles in bribery scandal
The letters of censure were sent from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
The censures are considered career-ending reprimands for the officers
Bribe was connected to Leonard Glenn Francis, a Malaysian contractor
He admits decade long bribe of sailors for 'port services and business'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...y-scandal.html
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Unbelievable.

ow can we expect ethical behaviour at any level of society when the highest ranks of leaders get away with this stuff?
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Unbelievable.

ow can we expect ethical behaviour at any level of society when the highest ranks of leaders get away with this stuff?
Because they are in the "Big F---ing Club", as George Carlin liked to say. Those who can afford to lawyer up suffer few real consequences for stuff like this. In this case, they likely lawyered up on the taxpayer's dime, which adds insult to injury.
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First of all, what kind of secrets were revealed? All three of these fucks need to be courts-martial led. Why they are not bugs the shit out of me.

Political connections are all I can think of, and they have to be on the Obysmal's side as no way he would allow otherwise.

My father, retired Navy, is mad as hell.
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U.S. Rear Admiral Pleads Guilty In 'Fat Leonard' Navy Bribery And Fraud Case
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...and-fraud-case


Rear Admiral Robert J. Gilbeau, left, enters a federal courthouse
in San Diego where he pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators
in the "Fat Leonard" navy bribery trial.
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It's believed to be the first time an active-duty U.S. Navy flag officer has been charged with a crime in federal court. On Thursday, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau pleaded guilty to a felony charge of lying to federal investigators about his extensive relationship with a foreign defense contractor who's at the heart of a sweeping bribery and fraud scandal.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison; Gilbeau will be sentenced on Aug. 26.
The rest at NPR.

I am quite sure there are *plenty* more up to their elbows in it if only the government would look closely.
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Eight Navy officers 'held a raging $50,000 party over several days which featured a rotating cast of prostitutes and an orgy where General Douglas MacArthur memorabilia was used in sex acts'
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Nine military men were indicted for the 'Fat Leonard' bribe scandal on Tuesday
Eight Navy officers - including an admiral- and one Marine were indicted
They are accused of taking bribes in the form of prostitutes, gifts and hotels
In return they would give Leonard Glenn Francis - aka Fat Leonard- military info
Francis pleaded guilty to defrauding the US military tens of millions of dollars
Admiral Bruce Loveless was one of the men accused in the massive scandal
United States and Singapore authorities filed criminal charges against 27 people
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-scandal.html
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They are accused of taking the extravagant gifts such as Cuban cigars and fine wine that Francis gave them, and in turn giving him fleet schedules, so that he could use the knowledge to defraud the military.
So, is there any chance "Fat Leonard" might have sold some of this info onward to the Chinese/Russians? Or is it not really that secret?

Lots of mention of long potential prison sentences (25 years for the rear (hehe) admiral). I will be shocked if any of these guys ever spends time in the brig, though. I have to believe this type of shit goes on a lot and no one wants to come down too hard or dig too deep lest they have the same come back to them.
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