Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Two More Navy Officers Sentenced In ‘Fat Leonard’ Bribery Case

Mark D. Faram at the Navy Times offers a piece on two more Navy officers punished for their involvement in the Navy’s “Fat Leonard” bribery and fraud case.

NORFOLK, Va. — Accepting and soliciting gifts of lavish hotel rooms, drinks, meals and prostitutes has officially ended the careers of two of the Navy’s rising stars — and will put a dent in both of their savings accounts as well.

Capt. John F. Steinberger (seen in the above U.S. Navy photo) and Cmdr. Jason W. Starmer both struck deals with military prosecutors in separate but concurrent trials that played out March 6 in adjacent courtrooms on Norfolk Naval Station.

The pair became the latest casualties of the Leonard “Fat Leonard” Francis (seen in the below photo) scandal as they struck plea deals with Navy prosecutors and Adm. Phil Davidson, who, as head of Fleet Forces Command, has been designated the convening authority in any of the scandalous Fat Leonard cases.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine piece on the Fat Leonard case via the below link:  

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