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Two Navy admirals suspended amid mushrooming bribery, prostitution scandal
Washington Times ^ | 11/10/13 | Kristina Wong -

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. military’s 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 Department’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: admirals; militarypurge; navy; navyscandal; purge; scandal; suspended

1 posted on 11/11/2013 7:04:49 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 11/11/2013 7:05:24 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

We officially sanction sexual perversion in the military, and what do we get? More sexual perversion. Who is surprised?


3 posted on 11/11/2013 7:10:26 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Nachum

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.


4 posted on 11/11/2013 7:10:36 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Nachum
The number of substantiated cases of misconduct has increased steadily since 2008

It's an on-going purge by the Obama admin. to replace the military brass with left wingers loyal not to the constitution, but the party. The charges are fake or exaggerated. There will be no trial to expose the truth, however.
5 posted on 11/11/2013 7:10:57 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Nachum
"Neither admiral has been charged with a crime or violation"

hmmmm...

6 posted on 11/11/2013 7:12:49 AM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Nachum
A honey trap to oust HETEROSEXUAL brass in favor of ... those more flexible?

7 posted on 11/11/2013 7:15:36 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Nachum; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47
The article cites "sexual assaults" on the rise in the services. I wonder when Obama's military will release breakdown figures of heterosexual vs. homosexual assaults.

Probably never.

Leni

8 posted on 11/11/2013 7:18:09 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Nachum

With prostitution and payoffs they can be in the senate soon.


9 posted on 11/11/2013 7:21:44 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Nachum
If you are an Admiral there are rules you have to follow in contracting whereas if you are a Sec of HHS any old Friends of Obama are fine, especially if they are bundlers.
10 posted on 11/11/2013 7:43:22 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Nachum

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.


11 posted on 11/11/2013 7:47:35 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Progov

Or, they were taking improper bribes and gifts. That might be a possibility as well.


12 posted on 11/11/2013 7:49:19 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Telepathic Intruder
The charges are fake or exaggerated.

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.

13 posted on 11/11/2013 7:49:31 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Nachum

Saw this just this morning:

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/68695_233077316818588_298104116_n.jpg


14 posted on 11/11/2013 7:52:34 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Leaning Right

To: Nachum
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.”...

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?


15 posted on 11/11/2013 7:53:54 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: jonno

That’s nasty. Don’t like that pic at all.


16 posted on 11/11/2013 7:55:52 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Progov
Too bad they didn’t have “Innocent until proven guilty” when you were a JAG.

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).

17 posted on 11/11/2013 8:04:37 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Progov

Nazis used to love the “sexual deviancy” excuse for removing opponents from power.


18 posted on 11/11/2013 8:07:49 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Yes, I know. It is shocking.


19 posted on 11/11/2013 8:17:44 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 11/11/2013 8:53:45 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Progov
These two need to go. They are very versed on contracts and wanted to make a buck. Good riddance to these two. Many good Admirals out there but these two are not.
21 posted on 11/11/2013 9:53:12 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Leaning Right

“But, why then hasn’t a single retired general or admiral called a press conference and spoken up?”

Where do retired flag officers go after retirement? Most go to the defense industry — even those who left the service after an unsuccessful assignment. As long as you aren’t “black-balled” by the Pentagon these officers remain an attractive hire. Dispute the story-line that the Pentagon/administration is pushing risks future employment and possibly even your pension.


22 posted on 11/11/2013 10:03:30 AM PST by Tallguy (between taglines...)
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To: Nachum

Are the gay female replacements ready yet?


23 posted on 11/11/2013 10:06:55 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Nachum

Sounds like a cash cow for the DNC and the Obama retirement fund.


24 posted on 11/11/2013 10:31:50 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: yldstrk

I knew a guy that got kicked out of the Air Force. He signed his temporary ID “Judas Priest.”


25 posted on 11/11/2013 1:55:03 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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