ONE-THIRD of all Navy brass caught in huge foreign bribery scandal

The Horn News – by Frank Holmes

Hundreds of military officials – including some of the highest-ranking brass in the Navy – are accused of helping a shadowy Asian merchant fleece Uncle Sam for tens of millions of dollars… and you probably haven’t heard a peep about it.

It’s called the “Fat Leonard” scandal, and the investigation into bribes and corruption one of the biggest in U.S. military history. The Navy has investigated 440 people, including 60 admirals, for possibly taking bribes in exchange for phony government contracts and sweetheart deals.  

That means the Navy suspects that up to one-third of all its admirals were on-the-take from a foreign agent.

“Fat Leonard” is Leonard Glenn Francis – a 6’3”, 360-pound Malaysian businessman who makes his money servicing naval vessels in the Pacific.

He bribed the Navy’s elite with the finer things in life that only a crooked businessman could provide: Money, the finest liquor, luxurious trips for their families.

And, of course, prostitutes. Lots of prostitutes.

Even tickets to see a Lady Gaga concert or the Broadway version of “The Lion King.”

In exchange, Navy leaders would steer huge government contracts to his firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

They’d even reroute ships in the Seventh Fleet away from their original destinations to ports run by GDMA.

It was a mystery why Leonard kept getting lucrative government contracts when his company provided such shoddy service.

Investigators say Leonard covered all his bases. He also bribed people inside the Navy’s investigative unit. They’d run interference for him and let him know when honest inspectors were closing in.

Leonard was so well dug-in that he continued to get huge “no-bid” contracts – even while he was under investigation!

Under former President Barack Obama, Leonard’s ripped off U.S. taxpayers for more than $200 million in Defense contracts since 2009. He admitted at least $35 million of that was total fraud paid for services he never even provided.

The problem goes a lot deeper than money. The lives of 40,000 enlisted men – and the safety of the entire free world – depend on military commanders having honesty, integrity, and putting country first.

Imagine if war had broken out with North Korea or China, and our ships were in the wrong port because a Malaysian multimillionaire bribed the right commander with champagne and hookers?

Naval officers say Leonard’s theft and bribery operation was one of the most deep, vast, and penetrating they’ve seen since the days of Communist espionage.

Even a three-star admiral was taking pay-offs, they say.

Leonard and 17 others have already plead guilty – and under President Donald Trump, the investigation is only beginning.

— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative. He also talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front,” every Saturday.

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4 thoughts on “ONE-THIRD of all Navy brass caught in huge foreign bribery scandal


  2. And to those that may believe “they” (US military) would come to our aid if the government went rouge ( like as if they arnt already)

    Here’s your sign

  3. Does anyone know when the phrase: ‘Up against the wall Muther Fluckers’ was first employed?

    Actually, I suspect that summary Execution in such matters may NOT be appropriate in such matters as it does not condemn and sentence the Perp so to fully realize the depth, gravity and grief caused by their Betrayal …

    N.B. He who betrays his country is like the insane sailor who bores a hole in the ship which carries him {Qui molitur insidias in patriam in facit quod insanus nauta perforans navem in quâ vehitur};

    A traitor is punished, that by the death of one, all may not perish {Reus læsæ majestatis punitur, ut pereat unus ne pereant omnes; 4 Co. 124};

    Cf. A pirate is an enemy of the human race {Pirata est hostis humani generis; 3 Co. Inst. 113};

    The thing speaks for itself {Res ipsa loquitur};

    Act of April 30, 1790, § 8 (Piracy) And be it [further] enacted, That if any citizen shall commit any piracy or robbery aforesaid, or any act of hostility against the United States, or any citizen thereof, upon the high seas, under colour of any commission of any foreign prince, or state, or on pretense of authority from any person, such offender shall, notwithstanding the pretense of such authority, be deemed, adjudged and taken to be a pirate, felon and robber, and on being thereof convicted shall suffer death. Page 114

    The Jay Treaty (February 29, 1796) ARTICLE 20. (It is further agreed that both the said Contracting Parties, shall not only refuse to receive any Pirates into any of their Ports, Havens, or Towns, or permit any of their Inhabitants to receive, protect, harbour conceal or assist them in any manner, but will bring to condign punishment all such Inhabitants as shall be guilty of such Acts or offences. And all their Ships with the Goods or Merchandizes taken by them and brought into the port of either of the said Parties, shall be seized, as far as they can be discovered and shall be restored to the owners or their Factors or Agents duly deputed and authorized in writing by them (proper Evidence being first given in the Court of Admiralty for proving the property,) even in case such effects should have passed into other hands by Sale, if it be proved that the Buyers knew or had good reason to believe, or suspect that they had been piratically taken.);

    18 U.S.C. § 1651 (Piracy under law of nations) (Whoever, on the high seas, commits the crime of piracy as defined by the law of nations, and is afterwards brought into or found in the United States, shall be imprisoned for life.);

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