Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Defense Reports, "Three US Navy Admirals Censured in 'Fat Leonard' Corruption Scandal"

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."

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:


Anonymous said...

I remember Maj. Cockerman's case, as well as Maj. Davis' unfortunate death as a result of it. How can you prosecute one race of people in the military but not the other? This goes beyond logic.

Anonymous said...

Until we have proper leadership in the "highest ranks" of the Pentagon, sadly, this will continue to be a problem. I have followed all three cases in question and you clearly "head the nail upon the collective head" girl....

Syneeda said...

"Proper leadership," that's a long shot for today's military leaders. They are simply politicians in a military uniform.

Anonymous said...

According to your latest blog post on the Petraeus' scandal, high ranking military officials need to be held accountable. Unfortunately they are the ones tasked to do the dirty work major corporations, the White House administration and/or key members of Congress, which makes its difficult to rein them in or control them. After reading through your archives, you clearly note the lack of oversight by the Service Secretaries, which explains why your case against Mabus has yet to be resolved. One hands protects the other!