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Neil Peterson and Linda Raja, former executives of Singapore's Glenn Defense Marine Asia, pleaded guilty in federal court today (May 9) to fraud charges, confessing that they submitted phony claims and invoices to the United States Navy to win millions of dollars for their scandal-plagued company. They are the 21st and 22nd individuals, including Navy officers, that have been charged so far in the long-running scandal.

Peterson was Glenn's vice president of global operations, and Raja was general manager for Singapore, Australia, and the Pacific Isles. Both admitted that the losses to the Navy were almost $35 million.

Separately today Navy Port Engineer John Nashan pleaded guilty to improperly administering projects at the Navy's Southwest Regional Maintenance Center. He admitted that he made recommendations affecting Navy contracts with Nev West, even though he made personal loans to a company official - - a clear conflict of interest.

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shamus May 12, 2017 @ 12:49 p.m.

This is chump change in a 600 Billion dollar budget. It is important to catch the crooks but the real ones are in the board rooms wearing Brooks Brothers and wing tips. Our defense industries are out of control and so fat with money they produce weapons that generals say they don't need or want. We are probably talking in the neighborhood of a substantial chunk of a trillion dollars unaccounted for, maybe 250 Billion that needs to be audited. There's the real savings. Let's count the money allocated and spent and see where the chips end up.

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Don Bauder May 15, 2017 @ 5:46 p.m.

shamus: It is a generality worldwide that the small crooks get caught, and the really big crooks not only get away with huge crimes. but may get elected to high office. Best, Don Bauder

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