SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities in San Diego have charged a Navy contractor with conspiracy to bribe a commander and a Navy criminal investigator in order to reap millions of dollars in port contracts.
The U.S. attorney's office says Leonard Francis was arrested Monday in San Diego; Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz in Colorado and NCIS Supervisory Special Agent John Beliveau in Virginia.
Each faces up to five years in prison if convicted. A message to an NCIS spokesman wasn't immediately returned.
Francis is CEO of Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., which handles port services for ships worldwide.
Prosecutors contend he bribed the other men with luxury travel and prostitutes for help in moving Seventh Fleet ships to certain Asian ports, and for information on movements and a Navy fraud probe of his company.
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