Skip to comments.Two Navy admirals suspended amid mushrooming bribery, prostitution scandal
Posted on 11/11/2013 7:04:49 AM PST by Nachum
The Navy has suspended two admirals in a broadening bribery scandal that already has ensnared three senior naval officials.
Involving charges of prostitution and payoffs, the scandal is the U.S. militarys highest-profile case of officer misconduct this year part of a trend that has caused deep concern among Pentagon officials. The number of substantiated cases of misconduct has increased steadily since 2008, according to statistics by the Defense Departments inspector general.
The Navy is investigating Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of intelligence operations, on accusations of illegal and improper relations with a defense contractor who scammed the Navy of millions of dollars and bribed naval officials with hookers and gifts over several years.
Neither admiral has been charged with a crime or violation, but the Navy said the accusations against them involve inappropriate conduct prior to their current assignments and flag officer rank.
So far, three Navy officials have been arrested and charged with giving classified information to Malaysian defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis in exchange for concert tickets, prostitutes and other illicit gifts.
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We officially sanction sexual perversion in the military, and what do we get? More sexual perversion. Who is surprised?
In his never ending haste to reduce and/or eliminate all military leadership in this country, I see the VERY HIG POSSIBILITY of the entire things being a “set-up” by odumbo and his people. NOTHING they do would surprise me and certainly this topic falls directly into their methods.
With prostitution and payoffs they can be in the senate soon.
Judas H Priest
These numbskulls need to be out of there toute suite
Even back in the days when I was a JAG we had classes on not taking any favors from anyone, don’t get into debt because you can be blackmailed, don’t whore around because you can be compromised. These boys are so effing stupid.
Or, they were taking improper bribes and gifts. That might be a possibility as well.
That has crossed my mind too. But, why then hasn't a single retired general or admiral called a press conference and spoken up?
A retired three or four star general speaking out would have quite an impact. Yeah, I know about their deference to civilian control and all that, but if the problem is really that serious someone with weight should be saying something.
Saw this just this morning:
Judas H Priest
“These numbskulls need to be out of there toute suite
Even back in the days when I was a JAG we had classes on not taking any favors from anyone, dont get into debt because you can be blackmailed, dont whore around because you can be compromised. These boys are so effing stupid.”...
Too bad they didn’t have “Innocent until proven guilty” when you were a JAG. Did not the Code of Military Justice include that rule?
That’s nasty. Don’t like that pic at all.
I have a suspicion that you posted that to the wrong person. I have never been a JAG. However, I have been accused of jagging around (Western Pennsylvania slang).
Nazis used to love the “sexual deviancy” excuse for removing opponents from power.
Yes, I know. It is shocking.
The admirals and generals of the military of The United States come from the people of The United States. There is no Sparta-like camp where we send our young people to become warriors. They come from us.
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