The Washington Post reports that two American admirals, one of whom is the director of naval intelligence, are facing serious bribery charges. A federal investigation is underway into their ties to a defense contractor in Singapore. The seedier aspects of the case involve the exchange of classified information for prostitutes and Lady Gaga tickets.
Prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego have charged the two Navy commanders with passing classified information about ship and submarine movements to Leonard Glenn Francis, a Malaysian national and the chief executive of Glenn Defense Marine. …
To recruit the moles, Francis plied the officers with female escorts, cash, paid travel and other perks, including tickets to a Lady Gaga concert in Thailand and a performance of “The Lion King” in Japan, according to court records.
The investigation has already resulted in the arrest of two Navy Commanders and a senior NCIS agent.
The Post believes that this is the ugliest scandal to hit the Navy since Tailhook in 1991.
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