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 have filed criminal charges against 29 people. According to the Navy, an additional 440 active-duty and retired military personnel – including about 60 admirals – have come under scrutiny for possible violations of military law or ethics rules. The Navy says it has cleared many of those personnel, but has substantiated misconduct by more than 40 people so far. It is keeping most of their names a secret.

What is known

people who have pleaded guilty in

U.S. federal court and

18

1

in Singapore,

10

others have criminal cases pending in

federal court in San Diego

5

sailors have been charged

under military law,

5

admirals have been disciplined

or admonished by the Navy

... and

more than 400

others

not yet identified.

What is known

people who have pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court and

1

in Singapore,

18

others have criminal cases pending in federal court in San Diego

10

5

sailors have been charged under military law,

5

admirals have been disciplined or admonished by the Navy

... and

more than 400

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Five admirals have been disciplined or admonished by the Navy.

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 for “inappropriate conduct.” Justice Department decided in 2017 not to press criminal charges and referred his case to the Navy for review.

Status Navy announced in September 2017 that it had taken “appropriate administrative action” against Branch but would not provide any details.

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. 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.

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.

Court-martial proceedings: Five sailors have been charged with crimes under military law.

Capt. John F. Steinberger

Former commander, Destroyer Squadron 1 and USS Decatur.

– Charged in April 2017 with conspiracy and conduct unbecoming an officer

Status Case pending. Is contesting charges.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Allegedly accepted prostitutes, free hotel rooms and meals from Francis in exchange for helping Glenn Defense’s business interests. Travel

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

Cmdr. Jason W. Starmer

Former operations director for U.S. military advisory group to Thailand

– Charged in August 2017 with graft, adultery, conduct unbecoming an officer and lying to investigators.

Status Case pending. Is contesting charges.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution
Bribes allegedly taken Allegedly accepted prostitutes, meals and liquor from Francis in Singapore and Bangkok.

Lt. Peter L. Vapor

Supply Corps officer, formerly based in Singapore

– Charged in August 2017 with lying to investigators, adultery and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Status Case pending. Attorney has said he is innocent of wrongdoing.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Prostitution
Bribes allegedly taken Prostitution

Chief Warrant Officer Brian T. Ware

Former food service officer for the USS Blue Ridge and USS George Washington

– Charged in May 2017 with graft and violating orders.

Status Case pending. Is contesting charges.

Types of bribes allegedly taken Travel
Bribes allegedly taken Travel

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