TWO NAVY OFFICERS LATEST TO PLEAD GUILTY
IN "FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY SCANDAL - CAPT JOHN
STEINBERGER AND CMDR JASON STARMER GET
"SLAP-ON-THE-WRIST" - ADMITTED THEY TRADED
SHIP MOVEMENT (PORTS OF CALL) INFO TO
CROOKED CONTRACTOR IN EXCHANGE FOR
FREE PROSTITUTES, GIFTS, CASH - BOTH MEN
TO BE PROCESSED FOR IMMEDIATE DISCHARGE

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Add two more names to the scroll of shame.  A Navy captain and a "three-striper" have pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting bribes in the ongoing "Fat Leonard" (see Related Stories below) bribery scandal.

CAPT John Steinberger and CMDR Jason Starmer will be separated from the service very soon, now that plea deals have been cut with the authorities.  Quite frankly, both men - in our humble opinion - got off with just a "slap-on-the-wrist." The higher-ranker wearing chicken wings got the best deal of all.

Both are the latest in a long line of easily-corrupted officers who accepted bribes from "Fat Leonard," a rotund and extremely sleezy Malaysian business man whose been ripping off the U.S. taxpayers for many a year.  The crooked contractor is in federal custody in California and his testimony later this year promises to be sensational in the scope of how many Navy big shots he was able to corrupt and help him scam literally millions of dollars.

BOTH OFFICERS BRIBED WITH PROSTITUTES

Starmer, a former enlisted sailor, could have received a stiff prison sentence.  Instead, he made a deal with prosecutors.  The dishonest Navy commander had been charged with willful dereliction of duty, patronizing a prostitute (provided by Fat Leonard) and adultery.  Throw in "conduct unbecoming an officer" and lucky Starmer could have gone away for more than a few years.

CAPT Steinberger, a former surface warfare officer, got the best deal of all. After his guilty plea, he was told to pay a $3,000 fine and pack his bags.  At first, it looks like he skated all the way, but there's one thing Starmer and Steinberger dread - having to walk the plank at a lower rank.

The final grade they will wear on the date they are officially retired, means that Starmer could go out the door as a lieutenant commander and his boss, separated with three stripes on his sleeve. A lifelong reminder that trading their honor for bribes like an hour or two in the sack with a Asian prostitute, was a very costly mistake.

 

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BRIBERY SCANDAL - LCDR JOSE SANCHEZ WILL
HELP FEDS BUST OTHER NAVAL OFFICERS IN
"PAY TO PLAY" CONSPIRACY - ARE VICE ADMIRAL
TED BRANCH AND REAR ADM BRUCE LOVELESS
GOING TO GET SLAP-ON-WRIST? - SANCHEZ
COULD GET 20 YEARS IN DB WHEN SENTENCED
IN MARCH - CDR MICHAEL MISIEWICZ SAYS HE
WON'T CUT DEAL - "I AM INNOCENT!
ANOTHER SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER ENSNARED IN
"FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY SCANDAL - LATEST USNA
GRAD (1990) TO BE "SUSPENDED" IS CAPT
DAVID HAAS - FORMER XO OF USS BLUE RIDGE
MEMBER OF SEVENTH FLEET STAFF AT
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - BOULDER, COL. NATIVE
WAS DEP CMDR OF COASTAL RIVERINE GROUP 1
WE NAILED IT! - MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM
PREDICTED MONTHS AGO THAT NCIS AGENT
JOHN BELIEAVU WOULD "ROLL OVER" AND
BECOME WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION IN
"FAT LEONARD" PORT-OF-CALL BRIBERY CASE
NOW WE CAN CONFIRM NCIS CROOK CUT
DEAL WITH FEDS TO GET LIGHTER SENTENCE
SCANDAL REACHES ALL THE WAY TO THE TWO
TOP ADMIRALS IN NAVAL INTELLIGENCE
SAD END TO FAIRY TALE STORY - FROM THE
CAMBODIAN "KILLING FIELDS" TO COMMANDER
IN U.S. NAVY - MICHAEL VANNAK KHEM MISIEWICZ
(NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 1992) ARRESTED
FOR TAKING BRIBES - TOP NCIS AGENT ALSO
BUSTED IN SCAM TO RIP OFF NAVY - INFLATED
PORT OF CALL CHARGES COSTS UNCLE SAM
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS - FEDS SAY MISIEWICZ
"PAID OFF" WITH GIFTS AND PROSTITUTES
TWO ADMIRALS UNDER INVESTIGATION IN NAVY
PROBE OF BRIBERY RING IN PACIFIC - TED BRANCH
AND BRUCE LOVELESS HAVE SECURITY ACCESS
SUSPENDED - FLAG OFFICERS (BOTH USNA GRADS)
"PLACED ON LEAVE" - TWO MORE OFFICERS, CDR
JOSE LUIS SANCHEZ AND CAPT DANIEL DUSEK,
CAUGHT UP IN BIGGEST NAVY SCANDAL SINCE
TAILHOOK - CASH AND HOOKERS "CORRUPTED"
FEDS HOPE NCIS DEFENDANT IN "PORT-OF-CALL"
BRIBERY SCHEME WILL TESTIFY FOR GOVT AND
AGAINST ALLEGED "CO-CONSPIRATORS" - SOURCES
TELL MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM - SR. NAVY
INVESTIGATOR JOHN BELIVEAU II SAID TO BE
OBJECT OF PLEA-BARGAIN DEAL - SENSATIONAL
TRIAL SET TO BEGIN SOON IN SAN DIEGO
NAVY CORRUPTION CASE BLOWS WIDE OPEN!
"FAT LEONARD" FRANCIS SET TO PLEAD GUILTY
TO BRIBING SENIOR NAVAL OFFICERS WITH CASH
AND PROSTITUTES - CRIMINAL MASTERMIND RAN
SINGAPORE-BASED CONTRACTING FIRM THAT
SUPPLIED FOOD, FUEL AND WATER TO NAVAL 
WARSHIPS "STEERED" TO ASIAN PORTS WHERE
U.S. TAXPAYERS RIPPED OFF TO THE TUNE OF
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS - TWO NAVY ADMIRALS
MAY HAVE HAD KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCAM
ANOTHER SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY
TO ACCEPTING BRIBES - CAPT DANIEL DUSEK SAYS
HE LEAKED SHIP MOVEMENT INTEL TO CRIMINAL
MASTERMIND ("FAT LEONARD" FRANCIS) OF GLENN
DEFENSE MARINE ASIA IN EXCHANGE FOR CASH,
GIFTS AND PROSTITUTES - 26-YEAR NAVY VETERAN
FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON WHEN HE
IS SLATED TO BE SENTENCED IN APRIL
NAVY CAPTAIN IN "FAT LEONARD" CASE GETS
48 MONTHS BEHIND BARS - FINED $100K - DANIEL
DUSEK LOSES ALL AFTER TAKING BRIBES FROM
CROOKED MALAYSIAN CONTRACTOR - GOT
GIFTS, MEALS, BOOZE AND PROSTITUTES IN
EXCHANGE FOR LEAKING SHIP MOVEMENTS
COSTING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
NAVY ADMIRAL BUSTED DOWN ONE STAR
DAVID PIMPO REDUCED TO FOUR-STRIPER
AND FORCED TO RETIRE - 1986 NAVAL ACADEMY
GRADUATE NAILED FOR ACCEPTING HIGH-
PRICED DINNERS FROM "FAT LEONARD" IN
HUGE NAVY BRIBERY SCANDAL
THREE MORE NAVY OFFICERS CAUGHT UP IN
"FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY SCANDAL - RETIRED CAPT
MICHAEL BROOKS, CMDR BOBBY PITTS AND
LT CMDR GENTRY DUBORD HIT WITH FEDERAL
CHARGES - BROOKS PLIED WITH PROSTITUTES
ALLOWED CROOKED SEAGOING SERVICE
CONTRACTOR TO WRITE OWN EVALUATIONS
PITTS SLIPPED LEONARD COPY OF NCIS REPORT
ON OVERCHARGE ABUSES AT ASIAN PORTS
NAVY ADMIRAL PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE
OFFICIAL STATEMENT - ROBERT GILBEAU HIGHEST
RANKING OFFICER TO BE CAUGHT UP TO DATE IN
"FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY SCANDAL - USNA GRAD
(CLASS OF '83) RELEASED ON $75K BOND - COULD
GET JAIL TIME, BUT LIKELY RECEIVE SLAP-ON-THE-
WRIST WHEN SENTENCED AUGUST 26TH - CNO
ADM JOHN RICHARDSON CALLS GILBEAU'S CRIME
"AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE NAVY"
NAVY LT CMDR PLEADS GUILTY IN FAT LEONARD
BRIBERY CASE - GENTRY DEBORD ADMITS HE
CONSPIRED WITH CROOKED CONTRACTOR IN
SINGAPORE IN EXCHANGE FOR CASH, HOOKERS
AND LUXURY HOTEL ROOMS - FACES UP TO
FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON AND A $250K
FINE WHEN FORMER SUPPLY OFFICER SLATED
TO BE SENTENCED IN SAN DIEGO JAN, 13, 2017
HERE WE GO AGAIN! - ANOTHER NAVY OFFICER
NABBED IN "FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY CASE - LCDR
MARIO HERRERA CHARGED WITH ACCEPTING USE
OF PROSTITUTES, LUXURY HOTEL STAYS, $12,000
WORTH OF STEAKS, TO SELL OUT HIS COUNTRY
FORMER USS BLUE RIDGE OPNS OFFICER GAVE
U.S. SHIP MOVEMENT PLANS TO CROOKED GLENN
FRANCIS MARINE ASIA CONTRACTOR WHO RIPPED
OFF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO THE TUNE OF SOME
$35 MILLION - 12TH OFFICER CAUGHT IN $CAM
RETIRED NAVY ADMIRAL ARRESTED IN LATEST
ROUND-UP OF CORRUPT OFFICERS ALLEGED TO
HAVE TAKEN BRIBES IN "FAT LEONARD" SCANDAL
FEDS NAB RDML BRUCE LOVELESS AT HOME IN
CORONADO - FLAG OFFICER WAS FORMER ASST.
INTEL OFFICER FOR 7TH FLEET IN THE PACIFIC
HERE WE GO AGAIN! - CROOKED NAVY ADMIRAL
GETS SLAP-ON-WRIST IN FAT LEONARD BRIBERY
SCANDAL - ROBERT GILBEAU PLEADED GUILTY TO
TIPPING OFF CORRUPT FOREIGN CONTRACTOR AS
TO WARSHIP PORTS OF CALL IN ASIA - SIGNED OFF
ON HUGE OVERPAYMENTS - ACCEPTED EXPENSIVE
GIFTS, LUXURY HOTEL ROOMS, PROSTITUTES - THE
FLAWED FLAG OFFICER ONLY HAS TO SERVE 18
MONTHS IN (COUNTRY-CLUB) JAIL - RANK REDUCED
TO CAPTAIN - WILL KEEP RETIREMENT PENSION
NAVY COMMANDER LATEST OFFICER TO PLEAD
GUILTY IN "FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY SCANDAL
DAVID KAPAUN ADMITS IN FEDERAL COURT TO
CONCEALING HIS ASSOCIATION WITH CORRUPT
MALAYSIAN CONTRACTOR - RETIRED OFFICER
COULD GET UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AND
$25K FINE WHEN SENTENCED IN SEPTEMBER
YET ANOTHER NAVY OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY
CMDR BOBBY PITTS LATEST TO ADMIT HE TOOK
BRIBES AND TIPPED OFF "FAT LEONARD" AS TO
PROGRESS OF N.C.I.S. INVESTIGATION INTO HIS
CORRUPT CONTRACTING COMPANY THAT SERVICED
WARSHIPS AT SOUTHEAST ASIAN PORTS - PITTS
FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AND A $250K
FINE WHEN SENTENCED IN SAN DIEGO DEC. 15
RETIRED NAVY COMMANDER GETS 18 MONTHS IN
PRISON - PLEA BARGAIN FOR DAVID KAPAUN
WITH FEDS MEANS HE ONLY SERVES MINIMUM TIME
BEHIND BARS - FMR DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR
SPECIAL OPS COMMAND (PACIFIC) IS LATEST
OFFICER CAUGHT UP IN "FAT LEONARD" BRIBERY
SCANDAL - THREE-STRIPER MUST PAY $50,000 IN
RESTITUTION, A $25,000 FINE AND DO SOME 200
HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
NAVY OFFICER WHO FINGERED FELLOW CROOKS
SENTENCED AT SAN DIEGO - CDR BOBBY PITTS 
GETS SLAP-ON-THE-WRIST - ONLY 18 MONTHS IN
PRISON AND A $22,500 FINE - WAS INFORMANT FOR
SINGAPORE-BASED CONTRACTOR "FAT LEONARD"
PAID OFF WITH CASH, PROSTITUTES AND CUBAN
CIGARS - TIPPED HIM OFF TO NCIS PROBE
"FAT LEONARD BRIBERY CASE" COURT-MARTIAL
AT NORFOLK NAVAL STATION ENDS WITH ONLY A
SLAP-ON-THE-WRIST - CW4 BRIAN WARE ADMITS
GOT FREE HOTEL ROOMS, USE OF CAR AND
DRIVER IN ASIAN PORTS, PLUS CELL PHONES
IN EXCHANGE FOR GRAFT - FOOD SERVICES
OFFICER GETS ONLY SIX MONTHS IN BRIG PLUS
$10,000 FINE - UP TO SECRETARY OF NAVY IF
WARE TO BE ALLOWED TO RETIRE - AND AT WHAT
RANK - FORMER SENIOR CHIEF ENLISTED IN 1987