WASHINGTON — Three flag officers have become the highest-ranking officials thus far punished in the Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) bribery and corruption scandal, each receiving a letter of censure from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
Rear admirals Mike Miller, Terry Kraft and David Pimpo were all punished for conduct during the January to July 2006 deployment of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan. Miller was the strike group commander, Kraft the carrier's commanding officer, and Pimpo the ship's supply officer on that cruise.
In a statement, the Navy said the three officers "were found to have improperly accepted gifts from a prohibited source, two were found to have improperly endorsed a commercial business, and one engaged in solicitation of gifts and services from a prohibited source, when they were deployed to the Seventh Fleet area of responsibility during the 2006-2007 timeframe."
Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/navy/2015/02/10/navy-admirals-scandal-fat-leonard-gdma-flags-corruption-bribery-carrier-reagan-deployment-singapore/23167837/
Food for thought: Another classic case of "Selective Prosecution!"
I received harsher punishment for investigating and reporting contract fraud as a military whistleblower, as well as being the only SINGLE person in military history to be unlawfully charged, prosecuted, fined, jailed and forced out of the Navy without my pension, for adultery allegations.
My civilian friends are still baffled at the notion that the military would allow senior military generals (like Petraeus) to retire with full pension, after publicly admitting to infidelity?!! Now this… But this doesn't surprise me. I digress…
|Major John Cockerman|
In 2009, Major John Cockerman (an African American Army officer) was sentenced to
17 1/2 years for his involvement in the Army's Iraq bribery scandal, yet I’m sure these guys will retire with their pension benefits intact and a shot at a cushy contracting job after retirement. In my "ghetto voice, "This is simply how they roll!" Rank and Race certainly has its privilege in the US military!
Read more about Cockerman’s case here: