December 27, 2013
Francis Charged in Navy Bribery Case
Defenseone.com reports: On the day of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, a team from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in San Diego was arresting Leonard Francis, the president of Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Singapore-based defense company that’s been providing port services to the U.S. Navy in key areas in Asia for 25 years.
After a lengthy, highly secretive investigation, Francis was charged with in a massive bribery scandal that prosecutors say cost the Navy more than $20 million. Two Navy commanders were also arrested for taking bribes, two captains have been suspended, two admirals are under investigation -- and an NCIS agent was arrested on taking bribes in exchange for inside information on the investigation.