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2 more indicted in massive Navy bribery scandal

5 years 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, September 15 2016 Sep 15, 2016 September 15, 2016 5:17 PM September 15, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

SAN DIEGO - Two former executives of a Singapore company that supplies ships have been indicted in a wide-spanning bribery scandal involving its CEO nicknamed "Fat Leonard" and high-ranking US Navy officials.

Former Glenn Defense Marine Asia executives Neil Peterson and Linda Raja in an indictment unsealed Wednesday are accused of submitting false claims totaling more than $5 million to the Navy.

The company's CEO Leonard "Fat Leonard" Francis is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to bribing Navy officials. Prosecutors say the scheme bilked the Navy out of $34 million.

Peterson was the company's vice president for global operations and Raja was its general manager for Singapore, Australia, and the Pacific Isles. The defendants were arrested in Singapore and are awaiting extradition to the United States. They could not be reached for comment.

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