Leonard Glenn Francis, a Malaysian defense contractor, has pleaded guilty to bribing “scores” of Navy officials with cash, prostitutes and other gifts — such as hotel stays, airfare and electronics — so that they would feed him classified or inside information, which he used to defraud the Navy. The slowly unfolding investigation has exposed a staggering degree of corruption within the 7th Fleet.

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Civilian authorities in the United States and Singapore have filed criminal charges against 29 people so far. Prosecutors have said 200 people are under scrutiny, but only a few have been named publicly. In the military justice system, the Navy has also filed criminal charges against one officer and has disciplined four admirals.

What is known

Investigators have said that more than

200 people have come under scrutiny.

Among them are:

9

newly indicted Navy officials, including

an admiral,

people who have pleaded guilty,

18

2

others who have been charged,

4

admirals who have been disciplined,

2

others known to be under investigation

... and more than 150 others not yet

identified.

What is known

Investigators have said that more than 200 people have come under scrutiny. Among them are:

9

recently indicted Navy officials, including an admiral,

18

2

people who have pleaded guilty,

others who have been charged,

4

2

admirals who have been disciplined,

others known to be under investigation

... and more than 150 others not yet identified.

Guilty pleas: Francis and four of his senior executives.

Leonard Francis

President and chief executive officer, Glenn Defense Marine Asia

– Has admitted to bribing ‘scores’ of Navy officials with millions of dollars so they would leak him classified and confidential information about Navy operations, which he used in turn to gouge the Navy for port services.

Status Pleaded guilty in January 2015 to bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Punishment Sentence pending.

Edmond Aruffo

Japan country manager for Glenn Defense; retired Navy officer

– Recruited active-duty Navy officers to work as moles for Glenn Defense. Devised kickback scheme with Japanese contractors to defraud the Navy of more than $1 million. Used the kickback proceeds to pay for items that Glenn Defense did not want to record on its books, such as meals, drinks and gifts it gave to Navy officers.

Status Pleaded guilty in July 2014 to conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Punishment Sentence pending.

Alex Wisidagama

Global manager for government contracts, Glenn Defense

– A Singapore citizen and a cousin of Francis, Wisidagama prepared and submitted fraudulent invoices to the Navy for fuel, port tariffs and other services in a $34 million overbilling scheme. His attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

Status Pleaded guilty in March 2014 to conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Punishment Sentenced in March 2016 to 63 months in federal prison.

Linda Raja, aka Raja Shamsa

General manager for Singapore, Australia and Pacific Isles for Glenn Defense

– Submitted bogus bids, claims and invoices that cheated the Navy of millions of dollars.

Status Pleaded guilty in May 2017 to fraud.

Punishment Sentenced in August 2017 to 46 months in federal prison.

Neil Peterson

Vice president of global operations, Glenn Defense

– Submitted bogus bids, claims and invoices that cheated the Navy of millions of dollars.

Status Pleaded guilty in May 2017 to fraud.

Punishment Sentenced in August 2017 to 70 months in federal prison.

Awaiting trial

Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless (retired)

Former director of intelligence operations for U.S. Navy and intelligence chief for 7th Fleet

– Arrested in California in March and charged with conspiracy, bribery and making false statements.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Allegedly accepted prostitutes, hotel rooms and extravagant meals from Leonard Francis, and then lied to investigators about it. Travel

Capt. David A. Lausman (retired)

Former commanding officer of the USS George Washington and the USS Blue Ridge

– Allegedly steered warships to ports controlled by Glenn Defense and sought to undermine its competitors.

– Arrested in Florida in March and charged with conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice, and making false statements.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel

Cmdr. Stephen F. Shedd

Former commanding officer of the USS Milius and planning officer for 7th Fleet

– Allegedly leaked classified information about ship movements to Francis.

– Arrested in Colorado in March and charged with conspiracy and bribery.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel

Cmdr. Donald Hornbeck (retired)

Former deputy chief of staff for operations, 7th Fleet

– Indicted in March and charged with conspiracy and bribery.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel

Capt. David Newland (retired)

Former chief of staff to the commander, 7th Fleet

– Allegedly helped to steer Navy ships to ports controlled by Francis and intervened on behalf of Glenn Defense during billing and contract disputes.

– Arrested in Texas in March and charged with conspiracy and bribery.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel

Col. Enrico "Rick" de Guzman (retired)

Former assistant chief of staff of operations, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

– Allegedly pushed for Glenn Defense’s business interests within the Navy and helped recruit new members of the conspiracy.

– Arrested in California in March and charged with conspiracy and bribery.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Travel

Capt. James Dolan (retired)

Former assistant chief of staff for logistics, 7th Fleet

– Allegedly intervened on Glenn Defense’s behalf in contracting and billing disputes.

– Arrested in Pennsylvania in March and charged with conspiracy and bribery.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Gorsuch (retired)

Former flag administration officer, 7th Fleet

– Allegedly delivered computer disks with classified information to Leonard Francis.

– Arrested in Virginia in March and charged with conspiracy and bribery.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Travel

Cmdr. Mario Herrera

Former fleet operations/schedules officer for 7th Fleet

– Arrested in February in Texas and charged with conspiracy to commit bribery. – Allegedly conspired with other Navy officers to provide classified ship schedules to Francis, and steered Navy vessels to ports controlled by Glenn Defense.

Status Case pending. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel

Sharon Kaur

Former Navy contracting official based in Singapore

– Allegedly leaked confidential contract information to Francis, according to Singapore authorities.

Status Case pending in Singapore. Has pleaded not guilty.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Money Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Cash payments Five nights at the Ritz-Carlton Bali resort hotel in Indonesia A week at the Sheraton Juneirah Beach hotel in Dubai Three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta A week at the St. Regis Bali resort

Unknown Glenn Defense employee

– Indicted by federal grand jury in December 2014 on fraud and conspiracy charges. Identity has been redacted in court records. – Allegedly submitted false price quotes and fraudulent billing invoices for millions of dollars to the Navy.

Status Believed to be in Asia. Arrest warrant pending.

Another admiral and a captain have been identified as subjects of the federal investigation.

Vice Adm. Ted "Twig" Branch (retired)

Former deputy chief of naval operations and director of naval intelligence

– Navy suspended his access to classified material in November 2013 and announced he was under criminal investigation.

Status Retired from the Navy in September 2016. No charges have been filed. Navy and Justice officials have not provided any updates on his case.

Capt. David Haas

Former deputy commander, Coastal Riverine Group

– Navy suspended him as deputy commander, Coastal Riverine Group, in November 2013 and announced he was under criminal investigation. He did not respond to requests for comment.

Status Still on active duty. Navy and Justice officials have not provided any updates on his case.

Four admirals have been disciplined by the Navy, and one officer is facing court-martial

Cmdr. David A. Morales

Former deputy director for Navy contracting operations in Singapore

– Charged in March 2017 with graft, bribery, making false statements and conduct unbecoming an officer – Allegedly accepted bribes from Glenn Defense, including prostitutes, four suckling pigs and tickets to a Julio Iglesias concert

Status Case pending at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. Attorney has said he is innocent of wrongdoing.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution

Rear Adm. Adrian Jansen

Former naval attache to Indonesia and defense attache to China

– Found guilty in February 2017 of violating military law for accepting wine and dinners worth more than $5,000 from Glenn Defense. Reprimanded and fined $7,500.

Status Retirement pending.

Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller (retired)

Former superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy

– Censured in February 2015 for accepting gifts and “extravagant” meals from Francis.

Status Retired in August 2015.

Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft (retired)

Former commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan

– Censured in February 2015 for accepting “extravagant” meals from Francis.

Status Forced to retire in July 2015.

Rear Adm. David R. Pimpo (retired)

Former commander with the Naval Supply Systems Command

– Censured in February 2015 for accepting gifts and “extravagant” meals from Francis.

Status Reduced in rank and forced to retire as a captain in July 2015.

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