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UPDATED: Naval Academy Graduate Faces Bribery, Corruption Charges in First Military Prosecution in ‘Fat Leonard’ Case

UPDATED: Naval Academy Graduate Faces Bribery, Corruption Charges in First Military Prosecution in ‘Fat Leonard’ Case

Cmdr. David Morales, assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, view the salvage of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ship Cheonan (PCC-772) in 2015. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional information from Monday’s Article 32 Hearing.

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, VA. – The first officer to be charged for crimes related to the wide-ranging Glenn Defense Marine Asia case by the military faced an Article 32 hearing on Monday. Read More

SECNAV Mabus: Pace of ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigations is ‘Frustrating’

SECNAV Mabus: Pace of ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigations is ‘Frustrating’

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, left, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert testify before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) in March 2014. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, left, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert testify before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) in March 2014. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The length of the ongoing Department of Justice (DoJ) “Fat Leonard” investigation into alleged corruption by U.S. naval personnel in awarding ship services contracts in the Western Pacific could cause “some problems” for filing upper level management billets in the Navy if the pace of the investigation continues on its present course, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told Congress on Thursday. Read More