Skip to comments.Former Navy Captain and Chief Petty Officers Indicted in International Bribery and Fraud Scandal
Posted on 08/24/2018 7:05:42 AM PDT by red flanker
SAN DIEGO U.S. Navy Captain (Retired) David Williams Haas was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges that he received at least $145,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with parties at luxurious hotels, prostitutes, top-shelf booze and food.
In separate indictments, Master Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Ricarte Icmat David and Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Brooks Alonzo Parks were charged with honest services fraud for receiving cash, luxury travel, lavish hotel suites, dining and the services of prostitutes from Francis, owner and chief executive of Glenn Defense Marine Asia. The company provided services such as tugboats, security, fuel, food, water and trash removal to U.S. Navy ships during port visits in Asia Pacific.
According to three indictments returned today in San Diego, the trio reciprocated by using their influence within the Navys Seventh Fleet to approve inflated invoices by GDMA, to steer ships to GDMA-controlled ports and otherwise advance the interests of Francis and GDMA. The indictment further alleges that they and their co-conspirators used their access to slip GDMA classified and proprietary U.S. Navy information, and helped GDMA recruit other U.S. Navy officers to join the conspiracy.
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Look at the dates, happened under the Media Party’s President.
When do Hillary Clinton and Barack 0bama get indicted and put on trial for violating the Espionage Act and the Federal Records Act?
Wow, they’re really dragging out this case.
The ‘Fat Leonard’ DOD bribery scandal involving hundreds of people and at least 60 admirals. Should be receiving much more attention.
Sad what is happening to the professionalism and seamanship in today’s Navy. The public will never be told the real reasons for the recent collisions. Diversity has replaced competence when evaluating people.
If ever an act were treasonous, this is it.
Six years in jail?
The greedy Clintons used inside information that impacted Americans' safety and security to get-rich-quick.
The take just from foreign entities while Hillary was Secy of State:
LEGEND-Donation to Clinton Foundation/Global Initiative (CGI)-followed by State Dept favor granted in return.
<><> Prince of Abu Dhabi and Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahayan and the Al Nahayan family of Abu Dhabi. <$5,000,000 Access to HRC at State Dept. and a $500,000 environmental speech by Bill Clinton given at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi while HRC was meeting in Washington with Shaikh Abdullah.
<><> Algeria <$500,000 State Dept clearance for U.S. arms sales to Algeria. Deal included biological and chemical agents.
<><>Australia, Commonwealth of <$75,000,000 Strong State Dept. for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which stands to be a boon for Australian multinational firms.
<><>Bahrain, Kingdom of <$250,000 Muted criticism by State of Bahrains abysmal human rights practices.
<><>Boeing Corp.<$900,000 State Dept. clearance for $29 billion arms U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia, including Boeings F-15 fighter.
<><>Brunei Darussalam, Sultanate of < $5,000,000 State Dept. clearance for U.S. weapons sales to Brunei.
<><>Cameroon, Republic of <$100,000 Influence buying by the Cameroon government with the Clinton State Department.
<><>Canada $500,000 donation for State Dept support for Canadas Keystone XL pipeline, eventually vetoed by Barack Obama.
<><> Chagoury Group <$5,000,000 in cash and a $1,000,000,000 pledge HRC delayed designating Nigerias Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization because of Chagoury Groups investments and operations in Nigeria. Chagoury Group received the Sustainable Development Award from the CGI. Chagoury helped the family of Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha hide his wealth stolen from Nigerias oil revenues.
<><> Confederation of Indian Industry <$1,000,000 Access for Indian businesses to U.S. government officials.
Donors to The Clinton Foundation got lucrative Hillary/Obama State Dept arms deals. BTW, Obama got a nice cut.
REFERENCE: From 2001-2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Guess who took over this investigation in 2002? None other than Comey. Comey was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2002 to December 2003. A Grand Jury had been empanelled. Governments from around the world had donated to the Clinton Charity. Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those Donations to the Clinton Foundation were declared.
Then-State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gave the Clinton Foundation a pass on identifying foreign donors in its charitable filings making it impossible to know if it got any special favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, according to a Scripps News report.
Scripps News found that the foundation and its subsidiary, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, took in $225 million in government donations between 2010 and 2014. New Yorks charity law clearly states: Organizations that received a contribution or grant from a government agency during the reporting period shall include the name of each agency from which contributions were received and the amount of each contribution.
But both the foundation and the CHAI failed to do that, and Schneiderman, a member of Clintons leadership council in New York and a fierce critic of Donald Trump, did nothing about it.
Other charities complied, including the George W. Bush foundation, which reported receiving $5 million from Saudi Arabia and $500,000 from Kuwait.
On its website, the Clinton Foundation reveals its foreign donors, but using only broad ranges, such as $5 million to $10 million, without any time frames. The IRS doesnt require such disclosures.
Hillary and smirking suck-up, Eric Schneiderman (right).
Schneiderman was recently ousted from office after women came forward saying he spat at, slapped, and choked women he was intimate with.
Im sorry, but we are going to have to start hanging thieves.
There are too many of them and they arent afraid of prison.
The law applies to Naval Officers and noncommissioned officers. Does it apply to politicians?
This is the latest I could find in the endless tale of the Fat Leonard Case:
SECNAV Spencer Censures Retired Admiral, 2 Other Officers in Ongoing Fat Leonard Case
By: Sam LaGrone
June 20, 2018 2:25 PM Updated: June 20, 2018 3:01 PM
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has issued letters of censure to a retired admiral and two other senior officers who the service says accepted gifts and had an inappropriate relationship with Leonard Fat Leonard Francis and the Glenn Defense Marine Asia company, USNI News has learned.
The letters, dated June 14, were issued to retired Rear Adm. Richard Wren, retired Capt. Timothy Conroy and Capt. Charles Johnson. The censure was based on findings regarding each of those officers improper interactions with and acceptance of gifts from Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), a defense contractor and prohibited source, according to a Navy statement provided to USNI News.
Wren served in Japan from 2007 to 2010 in positions including commander of the forward-deployed Carrier Strike Group 5. Conroy served as the chief of staff to the commander of Carrier Strike Group 7 in 2008 when he encountered Francis. Johnson, who is still in the Navy, served in several positions in the Western Pacific from 2004 to 2010, including the command of the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85).
Each letter outlines specific gifts, meals and incidents involving the officers that Spencer wrote violated the Navys code of ethics.
It is incumbent that naval officers, particularly those placed in positions of great trust and responsibility, be held to the highest standards of both personal and professional behavior. Rear Adm. Wren, Capt. Conroy and Capt. Johnson, while serving in such positions, each disregarded those standards and engaged in conduct that reflected unethical and improper personal behavior and set poor standards of leadership, Spencer wrote in a statement.
Each officers conduct is an embarrassment to the thousands of officers, sailors and civilians who do the right thing every day.
The letters of censure are the latest in a series of punishments that have spiraled out of the ongoing Department of Justice case in which Francis has pleaded guilty to charges of bribing Navy officials for classified information to help win husbanding contracts. Leonard was arrested in 2013.
Key word in the press release is “retired.” As with most of the individuals implicated in this scandal, they were allowed to leave active duty and begin receiving their pensions before facing justice. Retirement pay for a Navy CAPT (O-6) with 30 years of service is $8400 a month; a Master Chief who served the same number of years gets a retirement check of just over $5000 a month. And a CPO who spends 26 years on active duty still gets $2600 a month.
The “excuse” normally given for not taking a retiree’s pension is that the crimes were not related to their honorable military service. But in the Fat Leonard scandal, most of those accepting gifts, bribes and other gratuities were still in uniform, so revoking their pensions would seem to be in order.
However, the chances of that happening are virtually nil. Convicted Congressional crook Randy “Duke” Cunningham collected both a Navy and a Congressional pension while serving a long sentence for corruption, and those payments continue to this day. Heck, the family of FBI traitor Robert Hanssen still gets his monthly pension check; continuation of those payments was one of the stipulations in his plea deal.
Help an old man.
Who was Potus, and who was our AG from 2011-2012?
Allowing criminals to establish their pensions before going to jail is also an established practice in the civil service ranks. If Congress fails to act, both Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok will collect their civil service pensions.
And remember that infamous cheat from the EPA—the guy who didn’t work on Friday for years, claiming he was part of a secret CIA task force that met every Friday at Langley? The same guy who spent six months at his beach house on Cape Cod after telling his EPA superiors he would be “deployed” to Afghanistan during that time? In the finest Washington tradition, he was allowed to retire before going to federal prison for three years, so the pension checks kept rolling in while he was behind bars.
Just to play fair.
Not in Jeff McClellan [Gen Beauregard fought and won battles] Session's DOJ. We do not give in to political influence.
Hanssen himself gets free room and board for the rest of his worthless life, in very secure government housing ...
legal bribery is done by 'giving speeches' like Bill and Hillary did the world over... There are 'rules' for selling access via 'security clearances'... the big boys know how to do it...
Or maybe the crook didn't have a 'D' by his name...
too many crooked scum stay in the service to get their fat pension..
.the military was never set up to be a big financial killing.
and yet too many incompetant unpatrotic people get to muddle thru their 20.
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