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Navy admiral pleads guilty in ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption scandal

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/inve...-table-main_navy-1215pm-banner:homepage/story

A one-star Navy admiral pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of lying to federal investigators in the wide-ranging “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal, marking an exceptionally rare instance of a flag officer being criminally prosecuted for actions while in uniform.

In a plea deal with prosecutors, Rear Adm. Robert Gilbeau, a special assistant to the chief of the Navy Supply Corps, admitted to concealing the duration and extent of his relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, a Singapore-based defense contractor who showered Navy brass with prostitutes, cash and epicurean meals over a decade until his arrest in 2013.

Gilbeau is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 26 and faces a maximum of five years in prison, though federal guidelines dictate that he is likely to receive little, if any, time behind bars.
This is just a start.
And he should receive the max of 5 years.
 

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Yup. Going to be a lot of promotion slots opening up over the next year or so. Lot's of promotions coming down the pipe for a lot of folks that will hopefully have a higher level of integrity and honor.

Or just close the slot. The navy may suffer shortages in some areas, I don't think they have a lack of Admirals... :peace
 

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People who sell US secrets to foreigners should be put to death. Spies are among the lowest of all men.

It's painfully obvious that you haven't read the story in the OP link. My suggestion is, read it, then come back and read your post. If you do, you will see that you are not discussing this investigation or the actions of the actors within the investigation... at all. Really... not at all.
 

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But the spies on our side? Oh, well, they're heroic.

No. All spies are wicked and contemptible.

It's painfully obvious that you haven't read the story in the OP link. My suggestion is, read it, then come back and read your post. If you do, you will see that you are not discussing this investigation or the actions of the actors within the investigation... at all. Really... not at all.

The man is Singapore was a foreigner?

People (not necessarily this specific Admiral) were selling him secrets?
 

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No. All spies are wicked and contemptible.



The man is Singapore was a foreigner?

People (not necessarily this specific Admiral) were selling him secrets?

No. No secrets sold. It was a "pay-to-play" scheme. The guy in Singapore was a contractor that gave out prostitutes, paid vacations, and of course cash to what has been alleged as some 200 plus US Navy officials, including a reported 30 Admirals - the Admiral in the OP being the first to be prosecuted by Courts Martial, to which he reportedly pleaded guilty - so that his Singapore company would be given hundreds of millions of dollars in US Navy contracts, and keep the contracts year after year.

No spying, or passing of secrets.
 

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No. No secrets sold. It was a "pay-to-play" scheme. The guy in Singapore was a contractor that gave out prostitutes, paid vacations, and of course cash to what has been alleged as some 200 plus US Navy officials, including a reported 30 Admirals - the Admiral in the OP being the first to be prosecuted by Courts Martial, to which he reportedly pleaded guilty - so that his Singapore company would be given hundreds of millions of dollars in US Navy contracts, and keep the contracts year after year.

No spying, or passing of secrets.

This article says classified information was passed.

The man who seduced the 7th Fleet | The Washington Post
 

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Or just close the slot. The navy may suffer shortages in some areas, I don't think they have a lack of Admirals... :peace

The number of flag officers is set by Congress. I don't know if the Navy can decide to leave a slot unfilled for any length of time without Congress' permission. And besides there's lots of officers who deserve promotion and need a career path that allows that. From my experience, in the private sector not the military, when you don't give people who deserve promotions a career path that allows them growth the tend to get disillusioned and look for greener pastures.
 
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