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)|