Walter Mencken 2:08 p.m., Aug. 27
International military bribery scheme uncovered
Singapore executive arrested in San Diego
Three individuals were charged with participating in a criminal military bribery scheme unsealed in federal court today (Sept. 17). Leonard Glenn Francis, head of a Singapore defense contractor, was charged with providing luxury travel and prostitutes to U.S. Navy Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, and special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, John Bertrand Beliveau II in exchange for confidential information in relation to hundreds of millions of dollars in Navy contracts.
Francis was arrested in San Diego yesterday and appeared in court today. The other two were arrested in other states. Francis's company provides items and information required by ships when they arrive in port. Misiewicz provided confidential logistical information to Francis, according to the complaint. Beliveau provided Francis confidential information about a criminal fraud investigation into Francis's operation.
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