Monday, August 20, 2018

‘Fat Leonard’ Scandal Grows With Indictment Of Three More Retired Navy Officials


Craig Whitlock at the Washington Post offers his latest piece on the ongoing U.S. Navy’s ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery and fraud scandal.

The worst corruption scandal in Navy history reached new heights Friday as federal prosecutors announced bribery and fraud charges against three retired sailors, including an officer who allegedly took part in a wild two-day party with prostitutes in Tokyo that cost $75,000.

A grand jury in San Diego indicted retired Capt. David W. Haas, 50, of Kailua, Hawaii, on charges that he took $145,000 in bribes from Leonard Glenn Francis (seen in the above photo), a Singapore-based defense contractor known as “Fat Leonard” in Navy circles.

Indicted separately on fraud charges were Ricarte Icmat David, 61, a retired master chief petty officer who lives in the Philippines, and Brooks Alonzo Parks, 46, a retired chief petty officer who lives in Naples, according to the Justice Department. 

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

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