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Sunday, October 20, 2013

U.S. Navy rocked by a bribery scandal that involved prostitutes and other kickbacks

The U.S. Navy is being rocked by a bribery scandal that federal investigators say has reached high into the officer corps and exposed a massive overbilling scheme run by an Asian defense contractor that provided prostitutes and other kickbacks.
Among those arrested on corruption charges are a senior agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and a Navy commander who escaped Cambodia’s “killing fields” as a child only to make a triumphant returnto the country decades later as the skipper of a U.S. destroyer. The investigation has also ensnared a Navy captain who was relieved of his ship’s command this month in Japan.
(MC3 Devon Dow/U.S. Navy via AP) - Navy Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz was greeted in 2010 by a long-lost relative upon his return to his native Cambodia as skipper of the USS Mustin.
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The chief executive of the Singapore-based defense contractor, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, and another company official were arrested
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