Monday, October 21, 2013

Hookers Part Of Alleged Navy Bribery Scheme

Pauline Repard at the San Diego Union-Tribune offers a piece on the U.S. Navy bribery scandal.

— The head of a Singapore-based defense contractor was charged in San Diego Tuesday with bribing a Navy commander and a criminal investigator with prostitutes and luxury travel in exchange for confidential information on multimillion-dollar work contracts.
One complaint alleges that the CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd. was slipped documents about a Naval Criminal Investigative Service fraud probe into how his company obtained a government contract potentially worth $125 million.
A second complaint alleges that Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz gave the CEO tips months in advance about the worldwide movements of Navy ships, giving him the edge on obtaining other highly lucrative contracts to provide maintenance, repair and other port services.
The contractor, Leonard Glenn Francis, was arrested in San Diego Monday evening and appeared in federal court Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The 58-year-old Malaysian national remains in custody pending a Friday detention hearing.
Misiewicz, 46, assigned to the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, was arrested in Colorado Monday and NCIS supervisory Special Agent John Beliveau, 44, was arrested in Virginia.
Prosecutors said they will seek to bring Misiewicz and Beliveau to San Diego to face charges.
All three men are charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, which carries a five-year federal prison term. 
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