Fifth U.S. Navy Official Pleads Guilty in Singapore Bribery Scandal

By Bill Callahan (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Navy officer pleaded guilty to bribery over allegations he gave classified information about where ships were scheduled to dock to a Singapore-based contractor in exchange for cash, gifts and prostitutes. Commander Michael Misiewicz, 48, appeared Thursday in federal court in San Diego as the last of five Naval officials charged in … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Charged In Bribery Investigation

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, April 17 (Reuters) - The fourth U.S. Navy official charged in the widening corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor made his first court appearance on Thursday, accused of accepting gifts of cash, electronics and luxury hotel stays. Petty Officer First Class Dan Layug, 27, is charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, … [Read more...]

Singapore Manager Pleads Guilty in U.S. Navy Fraud Scheme

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- A former manager for a defense contractor who admitted overbilling the U.S. Navy more than $20 million became the second person to plead guilty as the government continues probing alleged bribery involving the Singapore-based company and naval officers. Alex Wisidagama, 40, entered his plea today in federal court in San Diego. He is a cousin of … [Read more...]

Navy Secretary Mabus Tightens Counter-fraud Measures

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 – While the Navy already has one of the strongest counter-fraud efforts in the government, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus today announced new measures to assure contracting integrity and to prevent fraud. Mabus, who briefed the Pentagon press corps this morning, spoke amid a criminal investigation … [Read more...]

“Fat Leonard” Deemed Flight Risk by U.S. District Judge

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A Singapore-based contractor accused of bribing U.S. Navy commanders with cash and prostitutes must be held without bail because of the risk he might try to flee if released, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino in San Diego yesterday overruled a magistrate judge who last week set bail for $1.1 million and ordered home confinement … [Read more...]