I don't know if anyone has been following this "Fat Leonard scandal".
A quick rundown is that a military contractor called Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) was bribing a whole shit ton of US Navy officers with hookers, cash, booze and parties for information about ship's movements. He would then use this information and use his moles to redirect carriers to ports he controlled where he could overcharge the Navy for fuel, tugboats, barges, food, water and sewage removal.
More than 440 people, including 60 admirals, are under investigation. One of the Admirals that was censured was my old CO while he was apparently doing this shit!
Here's one of the latest articles.
A former United States Navy commander pleaded guilty on Tuesday to accepting bribes from a Singapore-based defence contractor known as "Fat Leonard" Francis in the largest corruption scandal to hit the US Navy.
Troy Amundson, 50, who once controlled the service's joint military exercises, admitted to the district court in San Diego having traded "confidential, proprietary US Navy information" for entertainment expenses and services from prostitutes, according to a statement from the US Attorney for the Southern District of California.
"Amundson admitted that from September 2012 through October 2013, Francis paid for dinner, drinks, transportation, other entertainment expenses and the services of prostitutes for Amundson and other US Navy officers," the US attorney's statement said.
Amundson is the 20th of 29 defendants to plead guilty in the scandal, that dates back to at least 2007, and faces up to five years in prison and a US$250,000 (S$328,000) fine, reported the Stars and Stripes, a news site for US military news.
This article is concerning the censure of Rear Admiral Kenneth Norton, my old Commanding Officer.
DECEMBER 1, 2017 — Another high ranking naval officer has seen his reputation soiled in the Fat Leonard bribery and corruption scandal.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has issued a Secretarial Letter of Censure to a now-retired senior officer, retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Norton, following a thorough review into his interactions with Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) in the 2008-2010 timeframe.
More such disciplinary measures could be coming. According to a Washington Post report, the Navy has been reviewing the conduct of 440 other active-duty and retired personnel — including 60 current and former admirals — for possible violations of military law or federal ethics rules in their dealings with Glenn Defense Marine Asia and its chairman Leonard Glenn Francis. The newspaper says that the case load has grown as the Justice Department has given the Navy additional dossiers of individuals who did not meet the threshold for prosecution in civilian courts, but may have committed offenses under the military justice system.