Wednesday, January 14, 2015

'Fat' Leonard to plead guilty in U.S. Navy bribery case


UT San Diego reports – The Singapore-based contractor at the center of a far-reaching U.S. Navy bribery scandal is set to plead guilty Thursday.  “Fat” Leonard Francis is scheduled to change his plea in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler at 2:45 P.M., according to federal court docket and calendar. 


Francis has been held without bail since his September 2013 arrest on a single charge of conspiracy to commit bribery.

Link to article:  http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/14/fat-leonard-francis-plead-guilty-bribery-navy/

See related story for more details on senior Navy Officers connected to the bribery case:
http://archive.defensenews.com/article/20131116/DEFREG/311160007/US-Navy-Bribery-Scandal-Expected-Widen

(US Navy Rear Adm. Bruce F. Loveless, left, and Vice Adm. Ted Branch)


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